Ashley HomeStore Opens at the Outlet Collection

The Outlet Collection | Seattle welcomes Ashley Homestore as the newest addition to the town center’s diverse selection of options for guests. Built on the values of hard work, family and affordable styles, Ashley has grown from the humble roots of a small Wisconsin town into the #1 furniture and mattress retailer in the U.S. Ashley Homestore, a local retailer offering furniture, mattresses and other home goods, will opened on October 1st near FieldhouseUSA.

“Our guests are always changing and evolving, and at The Outlet Collection | Seattle, we want to be able to offer them today’s top trends and shopping destinations,” said Christian Faltenberger, General Manager. “We are looking forward to welcoming guests to Ashley Homestore, while keeping the health of shoppers our top priority and providing the safest experience possible.”

The Outlet Collection | Seattle’s newest retailer, Ashley Homestore, will enhance the town center’s variety of notable retail locations to offer guests the most dynamic shopping experience. This is just one example of The Outlet Collection | Seattle’s ongoing commitment to creating a true town center where community members can safely shop, dine, and connect.  

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About The Outlet Collection | Seattle®

The Outlet Collection | Seattle® is one of the premier outlet shopping destinations in the Seattle/Tacoma area. It is the largest outlet mall in the Pacific Northwest and draws shoppers from as far as Canada. The outlet center is home to more than 120 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. The Outlet Collection | Seattle® is open seven days a week; Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, please call (253) 833-9500 or visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @OutletSeattle and Instagram @OutletSeattle.

Gig Harbor’s Lele Thai & Vietnamese Food

When Lele started her first restaurant twenty years ago, she knew she wanted to create a place where she and her family could work together and gather. That tradition is still in full swing at Lele in Uptown Gig Harbor, where she serves authentic Thai and Vietnamese dishes using her own family recipes.

A Vietnamese refugee from Saigon, Lele opened her first restaurant in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma focusing on dishes from her homeland. The restaurant was an oasis for her community.

Over the course of twenty years, Lele has opened and closed several restaurants, but she holds on to the Gig Harbor location. Familyowned
and operated, most evidenced with Lele’s mother as the head cook, Lele’s provides a taste of Southeast Asia in every bite.

According to Lele, “My mother was the head cook in a restaurant in Tacoma when we decided to open our own restaurant using her family recipes.”

Some of those recipes include many of the most popular items on the menu. Saigon Crepes, a savory pancake stuffed with fresh vegetables and meats; Phanaeng Curry, a flavorful and slightly sweet dish; Tom Kha, a thick and creamy soup that tastes like curry; and, of course, Pad Thai, stir fried noodles with tamarind sauce, are just a few of the specialties.

Featuring a full bar with high top tables, the upscale atmosphere at Lele is perfect for a date night. But when you visit, don’t expect a fast food experience. With a small kitchen and food that is lovingly prepared, your meal will be more elegantly paced. Your patience will be rewarded with authentic tastes of the family’s homeland.

Like so many businesses and restaurants during the pandemic, Lele is building back her clientele and staff. “I am always looking for quality people to work with me who share my values of loving and caring for our customers,” said Lele recently.

The realities of the pandemic could have been much worse for Lele and her family had it not been for the kind owner of Uptown Gig Harbor, John Hogan. “Always offering assistance, Mr. Hogan is the kind of landlord everyone wishes they had,” Lele said proudly.

Lele Gig Harbor
4747 Point Fosdick Drive, Suite 200, Gig Harbor