Imagine the Geeky Swedes’ surprise when a busload of city officials from Sweden went to Northgate, not Ballard, to tour a new European-style development there called Thornton Place (rendering below).
It was organized by Washington Swedish Consul Lars Jonsson, who also happens to be one the developers behind the project. Jonsson said he’s working on a “Swedish week” for next year that would be timed with Swedish Hospital’s centennial. “We will have, I think, a lot of high-powered Swedes coming over for that event,” he told SeattlePI.com. “Perhaps even royalty.”