No, it's not in cosmopolitan Seattle. It's in Bellevue, where Crossroads is as much a community center as a suburban shopping plaza. While it contains

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Best Cross-Cultural Hub

Crossroads

No, it's not in cosmopolitan Seattle. It's in Bellevue, where Crossroads is as much a community center as a suburban shopping plaza. While it contains chain stores like Hallmark, QFC, and Starbucks, it's also home to branches of the King County Library and Bellevue City Hall. On any given afternoon you'll find immigrants reading newspapers from their native countries, playing solitaire on the computers, and utilizing free Internet and translation services. Men who cannot communicate with one another in words play chess; children resembling the Jolie/Pitt brood ride a tiny indoor carousel. The food court includes a Russian bakery and a Mexican cantina. The beauty of Crossroads is that it makes people of all backgrounds, whether they want to spend their money or their time, feel welcome to stay awhile. —Erika Hobart 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue, 425-644-1111

 
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