Yesterday in downtown Bellevue, I attended the Bellevue Arts Festival and popped into Lincoln Square South and other stores to cool off. I looked into the classy Hotel W and saw that they were running gas-powered fireplaces:
This is despite the fact that it was about 90 degrees outside.
I see other buildings in downtown Bellevue doing the same thing.
I suppose they do it for the mood. But what a waste!