The Microsoft Commons

The next time you come for a visit, I will probably be taking you to see this new facility.

Seattle Times: Microsoft workers get their very own mall, The Commons, on corporate campus

By Sharon Pian Chan

Microsoft Commons


“Microsoft is opening today a splashy dining-shopping destination called The Commons, a signature piece in a massive expansion that is adding the equivalent of a Columbia Tower to what the company calls the world's largest corporate campus. 

The Commons is a cross between the University of Washington's HUB, University Village and Pike Place Market. The complex of 14 restaurants, shops, soccer field, even a pub is the gooey filling in the emerging West Campus, a 1.4 million-square-foot town square of four office buildings that will house the company's Entertainment and Devices division, which developed video-game player Xbox and music-player Zune.”

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I haven’t even visited this yet and it is only a mile and a half from my house. Sounds like a good idea for the next team meeting. Field trip!  :o)



Comments (3)

  1. Suzanne Fleschute says:

    When are you gonna take me to see this? :o)

  2. Scott Morris says:


    I own the Green Grind Organic Coffee & Tea Co. at the Redmond Town Center. We current serve many Microsoft folks at our current location and have had excellent reviews. We are considering looking into a shop at The Commons and wondered if it would be well recieved. We carry 68 organic loose teas available by the cup or in bulk and we roast our own shade grown coffees which we use for our espresso drinks..thoughts?? Thanks!

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