Amazon expanding again in Seattle with 2 more leases, as growth continues unabated

Amazon has leased two more mid-sized office buildings in South Lake Union as the company’s rapid growth in Seattle continues unabated.

The company confirmed Friday it has leased all the office space in the new 11-story, 162,000-square-foot building at 9th and Thomas, as well as about 186,000 square feet in the former Pemco Insurance headquarters on Eastlake Avenue, next […]

Before and after photos show how Amazon has completely transformed Seattle in a decade

Google Street View/Compiled by Harrison Jacobs

Amazon’s decision in 2007 to locate its headquarters in downtown Seattle has transformed the city in its image.

As the global e-commerce giant has grown from 5,000 employees in the city to more than 40,000, a flurry of development has followed.

The sea of parking lots, warehouses, motels, […]

Diners aren’t showing up as expected in South Lake Union, causing some restaurants to close

Empty chairs in the recently closed bar, Cantine in Seattle’s South Lake Union, look out at neighborhood workers with lunch takeout containers. The bar and several other restaurants closed this year because of lackluster dinner patronage. – Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/ for Marketplace

Around 6 p.m. on a recent weekday, people flood out of […]

Amazon’s epic year

The view from inside an Amazon building in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

2017 has been the year of Amazon.

On a Friday morning in June, the world woke up to the shocking news that Amazon had agreed to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion in a move […]

Ten years ago, Amazon changed Seattle, announcing its move to South Lake Union

Ten years ago Amazon’s South Lake Union campus looked like this, dominated by warehouses and parking lots, before the massive redevelopment project launched.

It’s been ten years since Amazon committed to building an eleven building campus in South Lake Union. But before the company locked up that space, Amazon’s landlord went […]

Henry’s Tavern Taps 50 Beers in South Lake Union

The chain’s latest is located – where else? – at the base of an Amazon building

Amazon’s Seattle hiring frenzy slows sharply; what’s going on?

The Amazon Spheres are the visual centerpiece of the company’s downtown Seattle campus. It also has extensive office space in South Lake Union and the upper floors of the downtown Macy’s building and has committed to leasing all the office space in a planned downtown skyscraper called Rainier Square. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle […]

Watch Amazon’s Seattle campus quadruple in size in a decade

The Amazon spheres in downtown Seattle (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Amazon has grown so fast in Seattle that it’s hard to keep up. December marks the 10th anniversary of Amazon’s announcement of its first big headquarters complex here. In the decade since, the company’s plans for its sprawling campus have […]

The Impact of the Amazon Jobs Boom on Seattle Rents

Seattle has one of the strongest housing markets in the country, with home value and rent growth consistently topping nationwide rankings in recent years. A strong local labor market has been an important driver of this growth, with the area being home to some of the country’s most dynamic companies, including Amazon and Microsoft and Zillow. […]

New South Lake Union Coffee Shop Wants to Connect Tech Workers, Homeless and Everyone in Between

Image Credit: Cascade Coffee Works Facebook

Seattle Coffee Works’ newest location looks to fit a neighborhood in transition.

The new softly open location of Seattle Coffee Works—the “by the people, for the people” neighborhood coffee shop—is not a sellout. Yes, it’s at Amazon’s doorstep, and you’ll likely line up for a morning […]