The Port of Seattle is nearing the end a long-term dining and retail redevelopment program to increase options for travelers and expand access for small and local businesses:
- 90 percent of the units are expiring over several years, and
- some have already been re-leased.
Sea-Tac Airport is an economic driver for the Pacific Northwest and a gateway to the globe. We aim to deliver a Northwest sense of place to travelers by promoting job growth and creating new opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses. Sea-Tac Airport is the 8th busiest airport in the country and served 49.b million travelers in 2018.
Expect to see some new and different names inside the airport with a mix of national and local brands for our travelers while also balancing community and Port priorities. The Port is significantly increasing customer choices, business opportunities and local jobs by expanding from 85 to 135 airport dining and retail establishments.
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The Port is committed to exemplary customer service at Sea-Tac Airport, beginning with a high-quality experience for travelers at the airport’s restaurants and stores. In the coming years, travelers will see changes with new, exciting concepts. Dining and retail square footage may grow by at least 35 percent by 2025. Be aware construction will be part of the changes, so some units may be closed until new construction is complete. We appreciate your patience. Download the Sea-Tac App for an interactive map and directions to shops and eateries.
Opportunities for local business owners
Currently, 60 of the prime locations are scheduled to expire through 2019. New opportunities will be available for large, small and minority-owned businesses to bid for available spaces. If you’re a business owner looking to do business at Sea-Tac, click here for more information.
Caffe D’arte: Open as of February 2019 in the N Gates, Caffé D’arte, a locally- and minority-owned, Italian coffee roasting company serving up high-quality espresso, drip coffees, pastries, sandwiches, and snacks. Read more about Caffe D'arte in this blog post.
Starbucks Urban Market: With two locations at Baggage Claim and on Concourse D, Starbucks Urban Market offers all of the stable menu items from Starbucks along with a variety of grab-and-go food choices, news, sundries, travel necessities and more.
Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen: Founded by Pacific Northwest native Daniel Nguyen and his family, Bambuza now serves Vietnamese menu selections featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients in the newly renovated North Satellite. Read about the restaurant's menu and family history here.
Swarovski: A world-leading producer of fashion jewelry, the sparkling world of Swarovski opened on Concourse A in March 2019. They offer figurines, jewelry and accessories all made by Swarovski Crystals.
Five restaurants will open on the south side of the Central Terminal in late March 2019, including Pei Wei Asian Diner, a fast-casual restaurant that honors Asian culinary tradition by wok-searing; Lucky Louie, a Northwest-inspired quick-serve seafood concept by Seattle celebrity chef Kathy Casey; Pallino’s, a local fast-casual Italian-American eatery; Evergreens, serving up gourmet build-your-own salads, wraps, and grain bowls to-go; and Koi Shi Sushi Bento with made to order Japanese delicacies.
In addition to the five above mentioned Central Terminal restaurants, 11 other shops and restaurants are opening and expanding at Sea-Tac Airport next year, including:
Skillet: Evolving from a scrappy Airstream food truck, Skillet is all about American comfort food prepared with classic technique and seasonal ingredients. Skillet is opening in the North Satellite in mid-April 2019.
Le Grand Comptoir: Featuring an array of wines from Washington vineyards and a regionally-inspired menu, this sophisticated wine bar opens on Concourse C in April 2019.
Camden food co.: A healthful bistro dedicated to sandwiches and salads, opening on Concourse D in April 2019.
Seattle Made: Featuring high quality products designed and manufactured in Seattle by more than 350 member makers, Seattle Made opens on Concourse C in April 2019.
The New Stand: A modern era travel retailer and newsstand concept for the reading and gift needs of passengers, The New Stand opens in North Satellite in May 2019.
Poke to the Max: Sam Choy’s beloved Hawaiian poke menu in a bistro setting featuring fresh ingredients and homestyle ono grinds arrives on Concourse D in May 2019.
Capitol Hill Food Hall: This bustling urban foodie market arrives in summer 2019 featuring gourmet sandwiches and baked goods from Macrina Bakery; artisan juices, smoothies and salad bowls from Jujubeet; Salt & Straw artisan ice cream; and, locally roasted Slate Coffee as well as beers on tap from local craft breweries. In the general store area, travelers can find locally made candy, chocolates, handmade cheese, coffee, tea, jams, and honey.
Mi Casa Cantina: Headed for Concourse B, Mi Casa will offer fast, freshly made Mexican street food jam-packed full of an explosion of fresh flavors.
Ballard Brew Hall: Designed to reflect Seattle’s beer scene, Ballard Brew Hall is ideal for artisanal-minded travelers looking for local craft beer, Washington state wines, handcrafted cocktails, and a full dining menu. Coming to Sea-Tac Airport is summer 2019.