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Tom Douglas adds ‘Serious’ happy hour in South Lake Union

The South Lake Union location of Tom Douglas’ popular pizza joint,Serious Pie,has added Serious Bar,a beer-focused happy-hour haven.

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Bezos family donates $20M to Seattle’s Hutchinson cancer center

SEATTLE (AP) –The family of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $20 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The Seattle cancer center says the money will be used to support development of novel cancer immunotherapies. The work involves using genetically modified human T cells to treat cancer.

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Report quantifies Amazon’s impact on downtown Seattle and South Lake Union

While Amazon is accused of squeezing out brick-and-mortar retailers,its development in downtown Seattle is having quite a different impact,according to a new report.

Amazon now has 3.4 million square feet of office space downtown,accounting for nearly three-quarters of the area’s net absorption since 2011,“and its growth shows no signs of slowing,”real estate information companyCoStar Group wrote. “Between projects underway,in planning,and leases yet to be finalized,Amazon’s downtown Seattle footprint could easily eclipse 8 million square feet by forecast’s end.”

Amazon now has an estimated 18,000 local workers,with the potential to add 22,000 more over the next five years,according to the report.

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City Light serves up South Lake Union art,electric

A line from Arne Pihl's poem for ALL RISE at the Denny Substation

At South Lake Union’s Denny Substation,Seattle City Light is merging electricity with art.

On a recent grey Tuesday morning,it looked like any old gravel parking lot. Those who’ve been around the historic Cascade neighborhood awhile will remember the spot as the old Greyhound bus station,but the bus station itself has now been razed,making way for Seattle City Light’s first new substation in 30 years.

The Denny Substation’s physical purpose will be to meet the growing electrical demands of South Lake Union,but it will also be serving another,more community-driven purpose. On Friday,the city’s Office of Arts and Culture announced ALL RISE,a year-long series of performances and temporary art installations at the Denny site,led by Portland,Ore.,curators Meagan Atiyeh and Elizabeth Spavento.

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Name the South Lake Union Tusk Info

The tusk is currently on display at the Burke Museum,and they’re seeking the help of the public to name the fossil.  Education Program Manager at the Burke Museum,Andrea Michelbach drops by to give us more information!

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2014 Fremont Troll Stroll set for April 21

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Vulcan sells South Lake Union office/lab building for $106 million

Vulcan Real Estate officials said Thursday they have sold the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB) office/lab building in Seattle’s South Lake Union area to Kilroy RealtyCorp. for $106.1 million.

The per-square foot price works out to $755. The Puget Sound region  per-square-foot record is $749, though that was for an all-office building thatAmazon.com leases at 202 Westlake Ave. N. The ISB building at 401 Terry Ave. N.,is about a block north of 202 Westlake.

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Amazon eyes waterfront building at foot of Queen Anne

Amazon is negotiating to lease all of 635 Elliott Avenue West,a vacant Seattle waterfront office building that’s far afield from the technology giant’s South Lake Union headquarters campus,according to people familiar with the discussions.

Neither Amazon nor the building’s owner,Martin Selig Real Estate,responded to requests for comment Friday on the lease negotiations.

635 Elliott Avenue West,at the foot of Queen Anne Hill,hasn’t had a tenant since it was completed in 2010. But now it’s one of only two buildings north of the downtown core with empty contiguous space of more than 100,000 square feet,brokers say. The other is 5th &Bell,a building Amazon also is said to be close to leasing.

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South Lake Union the hottest real estate market in the Northwest

From the Oregonian

Seattle’s South Lake Union District has become the hottest real estate area in the Northwest as the city’s downtown expands northward. Building projects by amazon.com and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. have brought many job opportunities to the area.

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State Senate floats bill to preserve all houseboats

Houseboat owners on Lake Union and other state waters would be able to stay in their homes if a Senate bill passes.

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