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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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 […]

Amazon gobbles up big Microsoft-occupied office building in Seattle

Amazon has done it again.

The ever-growing online retail giant leased another big office building in Seattle, the 320,000-square-foot Westlake Terry building in the South Lake Union neighborhood, where Amazon first planted its flag in 2007. Kilroy Realty Corp., the Los Angeles-based owner of the building, announced the 12-year lease Monday.

“We love working in the […]

Amazon files its first-ever lawsuits against alleged sellers of counterfeit goods

Amazon has filed two lawsuits against online sellers alleged to have illegally offered counterfeit goods through its vast e-commerce platform.

The suits, filed in King County Superior Court in Seattle, are believed to be the first time Amazon has sued third-party sellers over the alleged sale of counterfeit goods on its site.

Amazon building in S. Lake Union sells for $244 million

Vulcan Real Estate has sold another one of Amazon’s South Lake Union office buildings, this time to two New York-based investment firms in a $244 million deal.

Paul Allen’s company, which built the Amazon Phase VII office at 400 Ninth Ave N in Seattle, announced Thursday that it has sold the property to Tristar […]

Amazon leases 21-story office tower in Seattle as rapid growth continues

Amazon just opened the second building of its new Seattle headquarters last week, but that hasn’t stopped the online retail giant from gobbling up office space all over the region.

Amazon has inked a lease at Midtown21, a 21-story office tower just a few blocks away from its new campus in the Denny Triangle neighborhood, that […]

Amazon Signs Lease to Fully Occupy Vulcan’s 428 Westlake Building in South Lake Union

SEATTLE – October 26, 2016  Vulcan Real Estate and partner McKinstry have leased 81,000 square feet of office space to Amazon at 428 Westlake Avenue North in South Lake Union.

Amazon will occupy all five floors of office space in the six-story building. The 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space will continue to be occupied […]

Rover.com & Local Artist Portray South Lake Union Dog Owners

No neighborhood says Seattle 2.0 like SLU. Once little-known and overlooked, it’s now home to Amazon—and all the growth that comes with it. The beating heart of Seattle’s tech culture has everything an urban dog dweller could want, except maybe fast WiFi (weird, but true!) SLU dogs aren’t complaining; they’ve got the latest gear […]

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.