AT&T Opens Authorized Retail Store in South Lake Union

SEATTLE, Washington, May 2, 2016 —AT&T* today opened an authorized retail store in Lake Union to meet the growing needs of our local customers.  The store offers the latest smartphones, tablets, accessories, DIRECTV satellite TV, and more. The new store is approximately 1,440 square feet in size and located at 428 Westlake Ave N – Suite 102, Seattle, Washington, 98109.

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Video previews future of South Lake Union

The year 2020 is not that far away.  In just four years, Seattle’s skyline will look very different, according to a video produced by local realtors.

The video simulates flying over downtown and South Lake Union, and using information on projects currently under construction or on the verge of breaking ground, imagines what the city will look like when it is finished: busy.

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More than half of South Lake Union tech workers live outside of Seattle

Amazon’s Seattle campus in South Lake Union the foreground, with its new campus visible on the edge of downtown Seattle at top of image. (Photo by Puget Sound Aerial Imaging for GeekWire)

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has become a microcosm of the changes and challenges the city faces. Many see it as the symbol of the housing affordability crisis, as Amazon draws large numbers of highly-paid tech workers to its dense urban campus.

But new stats from Seattle real estate database, Zillow, tell a more complicated story. According to a report by Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas, 53.4 percent of tech employees working in South Lake Union live outside of the city proper. And while those residents may contribute to the city’s traffic woes, they aren’t directly driving rents up

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Google to move to new 4-building complex in South Lake Union

Credit: Graphite Design Group

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. investment company will develop four six-story office buildings for Google in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, a short distance from Amazon’s headquarters, the companies just announced.

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Amazon Steps Up Its Air Delivery Game

The e-commerce giant has bought a big stake in airplane leasing company.

Amazon is doing more than just leasing cargo planes to handle its own shipping.

The online retail giant now owns 10% of plane leasing company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

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Eastlake Community Council Newsletter March/April

 

Upcoming Eastlake dates include Tues., March 8 public meeting on free or low-cost resources for renters/millenials/elders/disabled; March 26 egg hunt and race; March 31 deadline for survey on RPZ changes; and April 2 Tree Walk

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Broadway’s Tacos Chukis expanding off Capitol Hill to South Lake Union

Tacos Chukis is a Capitol Hill legend. The little taqueria has made a solid go of it inside one of the quirkiest commercial opportunities on Capitol Hill — and now it is ready for expansion.

“It’s going to be the same concept but a little more polished,” owner Roberto Salmerón tells CHS of a second Chukis planned to open this summer on Dexter Ave N on the edges of the hypergrowth South Lake Union neighborhood.

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Goodbye to old Ducky’s building in South Lake Union

From the amazing Seattle Sketcher

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Before-and-after photos of Amazon’s South Lake Union turf

South Lake Union’s transformation — largely fueled by the growth of its highest-profile employer, Amazon — has had a ripple effect that’s reshaped the surrounding city, for better or worse.

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A New Apartment Building Will Bring Big Changes

 

 

The opening of a new mix-use apartment building at 1823 Eastlake Ave will set in motion some major improvements to the neighborhood’s housing, public art, and walkability.

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