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A Seattle Thanksgiving Memory

I was thirteen when my parents went through a horrific divorce in the 70s. Of course that meant my siblings and I went through that divorce too,there were six of us. My Mom took to drinking in grand fashion,to the point where she ultimately ended up in a hospital for years,after too many suicide attempts. Before that though,my Dad left us with her as she deteriorated,while he scoped out the city for a new mate/mother for his kids.

The final Thanksgiving before Mom’s complete breakdown dawned with her,as usual,passed out after a long night at the local dive bar. Thankfully (no pun intended-it being Thanksgiving) she had spared us an overnight guest. Lately,they’d been increasingly,um,rustic.

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City bars civilian flaggers from directing traffic in South Lake Union

The city of Seattle forbids private flaggers from directing traffic in the busy side roads of South Lake Union.

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Why is Sellen Construction developing this mixed-use project in South Lake Union?

Sellen Construction

On Wednesday evening a city of Seattle board will review the design of a 12-story mostly office project proposed for the South Lake Union area.

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South Lake Union through the years in photos

Thomas Street,pictured May 22,1909. Photo:Seattle Municipal Archive
Once and again a commerce center for Seattle,South Lake Union has been through a lot

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Eastlake Bar and Grill

Eastlake Bar &Grill

The Eastlake Bar &Grill menu
2947 Eastlake Avenue E
Phone:(206) 957-7777
www.neighborhoodgrills.com/eastlake
Mon-Friday 11:00 am–1:00 am
Sat–Sunday 9:00 am–1:00 am
Happy Hour 3:00 pm–6:00 pm &10:00 pm–close
Rating:***
Ratings guide:
**** extraordinary
*** excellent
** good
* fair
Eastlake Bar &Grill claims higher standards than the typical American bar and grill. Upon entry guests walk into a warmly decorated and candle-lit atmosphere rather than a loudly bustling and cluttered sports bar—more like popping into a friend’s house to catch the game and enjoy some laid back service and rockin’ Lake Union views. Not to imply that the family is unwelcome. Patrons of Eastlake Bar &Grill range from locals to tourists,college students to seniors. Whether the sports on TV or the lights across the lake catch your eye,it is easy to settle in.

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The South Lake Union Art Walk Warms Up the Night This December

Seattle,WA,October 22,2014 –The South Lake Union Art Walk returns for its final iteration of the year on Friday,December 5,from 5-8 p.m. This neighborhood-wide celebration of art will feature over 30 participating venues,including several window displays and eight Storefronts Seattle installations. The South Lake Union Art Walk introduces Seattle to the diversity of art,artists,and attractions contained within this rapidly evolving neighborhood.

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Developer buys another South Lake Union site,this time from arts patron Virginia Wright

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Blue Moon Burgers Review

Blue Moon Burgers

A Blue Moon burger
920 Republican Street
Seattle,WA 98109
(206) 652-0400
BlueMoonBurgers.com
Mon-Fri:11:00 am–8:00 pm
Sat-Sun:12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Rating:***
Ratings guide:
**** extraordinary
*** excellent
** good
* fair
Seattle is experiencing a burger boom with everyone vying to become “Best Burger.” After a recent trip to South Lake Union’s Blue Moon Burgers,I discovered that the Seattle standby now ranks as one of my new favorites. They recently revamped their burgers and the result is an irresistible improvement.

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A Visual Look Inside South Lake Union’s Building Boom

Iron worker Jake Lucas balances as he negotiates a beam on the 11th floor of Vulcan's Block 45 Project in South Lake Union. The building is being assembled faster than most as two tower cranes are being used on the project. When finished the building will be 12 stories tall and almost 500,000 total square feet. Photographed on Thursday,October 2,2014. Photo:JOSHUA TRUJILLO,SEATTLEPI.COM / SEATTLEPI.COM

Iron worker Jake Lucas balances as he negotiates a beam on the 11th floor of Vulcan’s Block 45 Project in South Lake Union. The building is being assembled faster than most as two tower cranes are being used on the project. When finished the building will be 12 stories tall and almost 500,000 total square feet. Photographed on Thursday,October 2,2014. Photo:JOSHUA TRUJILLO,SEATTLEPI.COM

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Noted artist creates glass canopy for SLU

Spencer Finch's work "There is Another Sky"is shown during a public unveiling at Amazon Phase VI on Thursday,September 25,2014,in Seattle. Photo:JORDAN STEAD,SEATTLEPI.COM / SEATTLEPI.COM

The latest phase of Amazon’s South Lake Union campus features a glass installation that invokes a forest canopy.

Spencer Finch created the piece,“There is Another Sky,”which developer Vulcan Real Estate unveiled Thursday. The title bears some similarity to Finch’s “Trying To Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning,”which was the only work of art commissioned for the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

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