Big Google campus in South Lake Union approved

Rendering of Google’s future campus in South Lake Union. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017. (Courtesy of)

Googlers can expect to move into the new buildings in 2019 after crews begin work on the project in the early part of next year.

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Bike sabotage in Westlake? Dozens of cyclists report flats from tacks in new lane

Cyclists are blowing tubes along the Westlake Avenue North Cycle Track. Bike-shop owners say the culprit is small, black tacks. They wonder if someone deliberately sprinkled the tacks there.

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Virginia Mason Opens Walk-In Clinic in South Lake Union

SEATTLE –  To help meet the health care needs of the swiftly growing Seattle population, Virginia Mason has opened a walk-in clinic serving the South Lake Union area.

The Virginia Mason South Lake Union Walk-In Clinic is at 910 Lenora St., Suite 152, in the Denny Triangle area of downtown Seattle. It is across from the Pan Pacific Hotel in the plaza above Whole Foods.

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Lake Union Boats Afloat Show September 14-18

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show Drops Anchor Sept.14

2016 show features 200+ boats, sailing lessons, docking classes, sail and power boat rides and kid-friendly activities


SEATTLE  – Buoy oh buoy! The 38th annual Boats Afloat Show gets underway on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and is THE place to find the watercraft of your dreams, whether that’s a standup paddleboard that converts to a rowing scull, a motorized surfboard that can reach speeds up to 35 mph or a luxury yacht that boasts a 42-inch TV, wet bar and Jacuzzi on its top deck. The largest floating show on the West Coast, Boats Afloat has a boat for every budget, activity and lifestyle, from sport boats to sailboats, trawlers to mega yachts and everything in between. And since nothing is more inspiring than actually getting out on the water, there are free boats rides (power and sail) and docking and sailing lessons. There’s also the chance to win a boat to call your own.

The show drops anchor at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 on South Lake Union and sails on through 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.

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Eastlake Community Council Sept 2016 Newsletter

The Eastlake Community Council alerts you to the following neighborhood events and involvement opportunities. 


Public hearing on the Mayor’s proposals for Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan—Thurs., Sept. 15   2 p.m. at City Hall, 601 Fifth Avenue.  The City Council is holding an up to 90-minute public hearing on the Mayor’s proposals, which could be ruinous for neighborhoods like Eastlake.  Please testify, and/or send them a message.   For the Sept. 15 agenda, and the Mayor’s proposals, click here.  For a list of suggested items to mention and the Councilmembers contact info, click here. For further background, click here for the ECC web site’s page on the Comp Plan.


Public meeting and work party at the Eastlake P-Patch (2900 Fairview Ave. E.)—Sat., Sept. 17 9:15 a.m.  Come to hear about the upcoming project to replace decaying garden bed frames and reorient some plots, irrigation, and paths.  A garden maintenance work party will immediately follow.   The P-Patch page of the ECC web site has background about the P-Patch and the renovation project; click here.

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Eastlake Bar and Grill
2947 Eastlake Avenue E
Phone:(206) 957-7777
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
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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South Lake Union Block Party August 12, 2016

South Lake Union’s largest neighborhood celebration is back. This year’s (free!) event features a jam-packed lineup of local bands throughout the day, the “Best Burger in SLU” competition, the School of Visual Concepts’ Steamroller Smackdown, Brave Horse Tavern beer garden and more.

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Lake Union 10k Run or Walk August 14, 2016

Join Portage Bay for the eighth annual Lake Union 10K run or walk along the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail.
Race starts and finishes in Lake Union Park, with course running clockwise around the lake.

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New South Lake Union building doesn’t involve Amazon

There’s a new addition to South Lake Union that has nothing to do with Amazon.

Anyone driving along Valley Street, which runs parallel to Mercer, has likely noticed the giant steel-frame behind an industrial-sized fence. The future site of of the Wagner Education Center is tough to miss.

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Amazon Has Swallowed Downtown Seattle


Having colonized the South Lake Union neighborhood, Seattle’s largest private employer is building three giant spheres filled with trees—the better to connect employees with nature.

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