Build your own gingerbread house, listen to music, and catch the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival at Lake Union Park
Greet the Season
Nov. 28, 10 am – 8 pm
WHAT: Ditch the shopping crowds and spend time with friends and family while celebrating the holiday season! Greet the Season at Lake Union Park where MOHAI, The Center for Wooden Boats, and the Historic Ships Wharf will have festive music, family-friendly crafts, and other activities throughout day. In the evening, catch the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival!
WHEN/ November 28, 10 am – 8 pm
WHERE: Museum of History & Industry
860 Terry Avenue, Seattle
DETAILS: Following is a schedule of activities and programs:
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SEATTLE – Antioch University Seattle could be weeks away from selling its property in the Denny Triangle area and that could mean the city skyline is another step closer to changing.
“There is a buyer and a closing date has been set for late September, however, due to confidentiality agreements we cannot reveal the name of the buyer until after the closing is complete,” the University released in a statement to KING 5. “By that time, we are hopeful that we will also be able to unveil our new location, which will be designed to effectively serve today’s adult learner.”
Antioch University Seattle is in the process of selling its current building at 2326 6th Avenue and relocating within the city.
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The University of Washington’s medical research campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union area is growing again, this time with a project called UW Medicine 3.2.
Construction of the eight-story lab at 500 Dexter Ave. N., will start in June and be done in two years, according to Lori Mason Curran, an executive with Vulcan Real Estate, which is developing the $143 million project that the UW is financing through the sale of bonds.
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At least six boats sank and five more boats and an office structure were damaged when a fire broke out around 1 a.m. at the marina on Westlake Avenue North. Crews are cleaning up fuel that spilled into Lake Union.
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The Seattle Gas Company built two storage tanks in South Lake Union in 1907, back when deliveries of tomatoes and bananas was news. By the 1950s, the tanks were gone.
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South Lake Union bustles with activity during lunchtime near Amazon’s campus. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Company’s top PR exec writes a piece in the Medium website defending Amazon.
Amazon.com’s top public-relations boss sought to discredit a New York Times exposé, posting an article Monday on the website Medium that accuses the paper’s reporters of willfully ignoring context when it came to quoting the company’s accusers.
Jay Carney, Amazon senior vice president for global corporate affairs, took issue with perhaps the most enduring quote from the August article about Amazon’s bruising work culture. A former employee said, “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.”
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There are more changes ahead for the building that houses Seattle biotech Juno Therapeutics (Nasdaq: JUNO) and the Center for Infectious Disease Research.
San Diego-based life science real estate company BioMed Realty Trust (NYSE: BMR) will be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) in an $8 billion cash deal, according to a press release. That comes out to $23.75 per share, 10 percent more than the closing price of BioMed’s shares on Wednesday.
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The former operators of a Seattle venue who booked events, including weddings, knowing the space would be unavailable were ordered by a judge Tuesday to pay nearly $305,000.
The Ronald and Amanda Cranes’ business, EM Fine Art, had hosted events at a South Lake Union gallery.
In two mass emails in June 2014, the Cranes informed their customers they wouldn’t provide use of the venue for already scheduled events and wouldn’t be refunding down payments, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. The first email falsely claimed the gallery had been destroyed by an electrical fire.
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Fans of one of Seattle’s mainstay restaurants and bars can breathe a sigh of relief.
The owners of 13 Coins are working with the developer to find a new home in one of the two new towers planned for a site in South Lake Union that sandwiches the Seattle Times building on Boren Avenue North
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Near Minor Avenue North and Harrison Street in South Lake Union, rats have taken over a fenced in section of hill, not far from Eden Johnson’s home.
“It is like a sightseeing thing, people go by and they stop and watch the rats. It is really gross,” said Johnson. “We’re in the city what are you going to do?”
In this section of the city, there is a proposal to build on the land where the rodents have made themselves at home. Gussie Charles lives nearby and is worried about where her unwanted neighbors will go next.
“So long as they keep their distance, I am cool,” said Charles. “It’s their neighborhood. They are not afraid of people.”
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