The Center of the Universe is OPEN!

The Center of the Universe is OPEN!

King County allowing limited openings of businesses, maintaining public health vigilance
The Center of the Universe is OPEN for business—visit your favorite retailers and restaurants today!
The Walking Guide is produced annually by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce to promote the businesses & happenings of the funkiest neighborhood in the universe. Get your Walking Guide at any of the eight Hysterical Markers around the neighborhood. Prefer digital? Download a Walking Guide.

Fremont’s Commercial District Enters Phase 1.5 With Enthusiasm & Joy!!

On Friday, King County received permission for residents and businesses here to enter a modified Phase 1, referred to as Phase 1.5 of Governor Inslee’s COVID-19 pandemic Safe Start reopening plan. Under Phase 1.5, businesses may increase certain activities if they are able to meet Washington State’s public health guidance (click here to see the guidance.)
The gradual increase of activities is, according to Public Health Seattle & King County, meant to mitigate community transmission of the virus. Visit the Safe Start King County website to learn more.
Nearly all activities to be allowed in Phase 2 will be allowed in Phase 1.5, just with lower capacities and time limits on indoor activities like retail. Generally, the modified Phase 1 allows indoor activities at half the capacity allowed in Phase 2. Read Full Article.

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses


Join Intentionalist to connect with and support the people behind the small businesses at the heart of our communities. Local businesses bring cultural diversity, contribute philanthropically, and they simply make our communities better. Support your community through the money you spend every day. Support Black-Owned Businesses here.

The Intoxicating Meander, a Self-Guided Fremont Beverage Tour

Take an approximately 2.8 mile walking itinerary through the Center of the Universe, stopping at intoxicating locations that will make your spirit soar as you enjoy the manufacturers that make beer, spirits and cider in Fremont. Click below to embark on this spirited tour! View in Google maps for step-by-step directions. Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour!

Together For Pride 2020 Virtual Event

June 26th, 27th, and 28th

The first Seattle Pride Parade (a march of less than 200 people) took place in 1974, although it wasn’t officially recognized by the city. Today, the Seattle Pride Parade is the fourth largest in the country, attracting an estimated 500,000 members of the LGBTQIA+ community, friends and allies. The Parade provides our entire community an opportunity to celebrate the present, envision the future and honor our past. Participate in Seattle’s Virtual Parade!
Over the years, Seattle Pride has come to understand that Pride parades and other celebrations are crucial. But they’re not enough. We’re continually expanding our advocacy and allyship efforts year-round to promote diversity and inclusivity—and to call our community to action.
At Seattle Pride, we understand the challenges facing the LGBTQIA+ community, and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to bring us all together—LGBTQIA+ persons, allies, nonprofits, and corporations—in the relentless pursuit of equal human rights for all.

Fremont Solstice Parade, Gone Virtual!

TODAY is the Last Day to Submit Your Film

The Fremont Solstice Parade has gone virtual! And just like the parade, we need you to join in! Make Art – on Video! You can submit newly created performances, a past film of your participation in the Fremont Solstice Parade, an interview, story, or “what the Fremont Solstice Parade means to You” that you film. Click here for the submission form. Click here for more details and advice!

B. F. Day Elementary Fun Run 2020 – Dragon Quest! June 13th, 2-4pm

This year at B.F. Day we are taking our annual Fun Run to the streets in search of Sun Dragons! The more we find, the more pennies we raise to support the programs and staff at B.F. Day – making sure every Sun Dragon is supported, inspired, and able to thrive. Take heart brave ones, while your quest may be solo, you will not be alone. Everyone will set out on their quest on June 13th between 2:00 and 4:00, venturing into the wilds of our neighborhoods, looking in windows, on trees, on doors, on cars for this image:
Print out a copy of the Sun Dragon, or your own dragon, and hang on your home or work – and let the B.F. Day Questers find it on Jun 13th! Print a Sun Dragon here.

Father’s Day is June 21st!

Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop for Dad Online.

Explore Seattle’s online shopping guide—discover amazing stores, find great local products, and help support your neighborhood retailers.
#SpendLikeItMatters Find and purchase gift certificates from a variety of brick + mortar small businesses, including those that don’t have an online storefront.
Local business spend is down 75%—buying gift cards helps support local businesses in their time of need.
Save money while helping support local businesses in King County.
Support your favorite Washington small businesses by purchasing gift certificates.

Resources for Your Business

Fremont Chamber of Commerce Resource List

Seattle Office of Economic Development Resources

Seattle Good Business Network Support Hub

Seattle City Council COVID-19 Resources

Thank you to our Premier Members!

Spotlight on a Milky Way Member: BECU!

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Become part of a fun business network of almost 250 members strengthening the business climate and improving the quality of life in the Fremont community!
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