Burien’s Walkable Downtown is a Retail Hotspot

5 Jan 2023


Small business owners are setting up shop in Burien’s walkable downtown. “Local retailers, restaurants, and bars are clustered in our downtown, making it a regional destination,” said Lorraine Chachere, Economic Development Specialist for the City of Burien. “You can park and walk from one shop to the next, grab dinner and meet up with friends without getting back in your car. Plus, we have outstanding events like Arts-a Glow, B-Town Fiesta, Welcoming Burien, amongst others that bring people downtown so there’s always something fun happening.”

Retail Space for Sale or Lease in Burien, WA

Burien’s retail space is 22+ percent more affordable than nearby Seattle. For small business owners, this offers an incredible opportunity to open their first or second storefront, without massive capital expenditures. Plus, Burien’s location is so easy to reach, customers will visit from the vast Seattle-Tacoma region. Beka Atwood, owner of The Shoppe Seahurst said of her experience, “We draw customers from Seattle, West Seattle, and Tacoma who like the old-town feel that Olde Burien offers.” Tony Hayes, the owner of Classic Eats, agrees. “Burien is a destination location so people from Tacoma, Everett, and the East Side are coming here.”

Find Retail Space Near Seattle

For help finding a retail location in Burien, contact Chris Craig, Economic Development Manager.