Vulcan sells Pan Pacific Hotel in South Lake Union

Paul Allen’s development firm built the 153-room hotel, which is part of a condo, retail and Whole Foods complex, at the prominent corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue, in 2006 at the start of the South Lake Union neighborhood’s transformation. (DEAN RUTZ/The Seattle Times)

The latest deal means Vulcan has now sold its full development project at the corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue for $144 million.

Vulcan has unloaded the luxury Pan Pacific Hotel for $79 million, its latest sell-off in South Lake Union.

Paul Allen’s development firm built the 153-room hotel, which is part of a condo, retail and Whole Foods complex, at the prominent corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue, in 2006 at the start of the South Lake Union neighborhood’s transformation. Vulcan sold the other parts of the complex for $65 million a year ago.

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South Lake Union Seattle’s hottest spot for rising wages

Among Seattle neighborhoods, median wages of residents are predictably rising fastest in South Lake Union. But the 10 neighborhoods showing the biggest income gains are spread all around the city, from Rainier Beach to Matthews Beach.

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Eastlake Community Council Newsletter Feb 2017

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following neighborhood events and opportunities. Background is in the links and also the winter Eastlake News—on-line by clicking here.

Public meeting with open mike to dream about and discuss neighborhood projects, needs, and priorities Tues., Feb. 7, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. In this popular format, all comers have some time at the “open mike” to discuss their preferred neighborhood needs/issues/questions, or react to others. Please speak out, or hear your neighbors out, on [your topic, or theirs, here].  Can’t come?  Please send your questions and thoughts to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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Delta Dental fills the last gap in new South Lake Union office building

Delta Dental of Washington is the latest company to move its headquarters to 400 Fairview, one of the newer commercial buildings in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

Delta Dental on Wednesday said it leased the last available office space, taking 61,000 square feet in the 14-story building at 400 Fairview Ave.

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Seattle Boats Afloat Show Jan 27-Feb 4 2017

aerial view of boat show

Trawlers and cruisers and sailboats…oh my! The Seattle Boat Show on South lake Union offers a variety of boats for all types of captains. In addition, hundreds of exhibitors offering the most up-to-date products including marine parts, engines, marinas and moorage, insurance, lending and repair are on deck at both locations. Ride the free shuttle from Century Link Field and take in all there is to see.

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Builder of lab space acquires full block in South Lake Union

A vacant block in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood where a dry cleaner and auto repair shop once operated likely will be home to lab and office space.

BioMed Realty Trust Inc., paid $16.2 million for a the 1.4-acre property, according to a deed that King County posted Wednesday. The acquisition is not a surprise. Three years ago a BioMed spokesman said his company had an agreement to buy the property.

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Amazon, South Lake Union: Tech, Business and Art, Too

The transformation of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood from a quiet area of light industry and wholesale florists to a neighborhood of high-rise office buildings housing Amazon’s global empire has not been all business. Set among its many walkways and plazas are 20 site-specific public artworks by some of Seattle’s leading artists, commissioned by developer Vulcan Real Estate. While some loom large, others announce themselves more discreetly to the blue-badge-wearing workers venturing out for lunch or another meeting. Although privately funded, the pieces are available for all to experience.

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There Be Dragons on the Lake! The Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club

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Dragon Boats. Perhaps you’ve seen them cruising or flashing by on Lake Union where Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club practices more than 200 times a year, year-round. Dragon boat racing is the oldest continuously practiced team sport in the world, dating back 2,400 years in China where it continues at that country’s national sport. Over the millennia the tradition has evolved into an international competitive sport. An estimated 50 million participate in dragon boat paddling yearly in more than 100 countries.

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Brouwers Cafe

Br0uwers
400 North 35th Street
Seattle,WA 98103
(206) 267-2437
http://brouwerscafe.blogspot.com/
Daily:11:00 am–2:00 am
Happy Hour:3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Rating:
***
Ratings guide:
**** extraordinary
*** excellent
** good
* fair

New to the realm of craft brewing,I was told by a friend,a beer aficionado,that he could not simply tell me the differences in a pale ale and a pilsner,I would have to taste it. And to do so,there was no better place than Brouwer’s in Fremont. Being a rather curious animal,I took his advice.

 

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ZymoGenetics won’t renew South Lake Union lease

ZymoGenetics, located in the old Seattle City Light Steam Plant on along Lake Union.

ZymoGenetics will soon leave its high-profile former Seattle City Light Steam Plant building in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

The biotechnology company’s parent, Bristol-Myers Squibb, said Tuesday that it would not renew its lease at the site in 2019.

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