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 […]

Revel Will Move Its Korean Street Food to South Lake Union for a Year

To make way for a new development, Fremont’s excellent Korean street-food restaurant Revel and its adjacent bar, Quoin, will move for one year to South Lake Union. Chef-owners Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi refer to the temporary situation as a pop-up taking place in the former home of Josh Henderson’s Vestal. Revel and Quoin […]

Christmas ship festival Nov 24 to Dec 3

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™ is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to Follow Boats and […]

New Mexican Spot ‘El Grito Taqueria’ Debuts In South Lake Union

Hungry? A new neighborhood Mexican spot has you covered. The newcomer to South Lake Union, called El Grito Taqueria, is located at 234 Fairview Ave N. (between Thomas St. & John St.)

This new taqueria features an array of popular Mexican food standbys. On the menu, expect to see breakfast items like chorizo enchiladas […]

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 […]

Gas leak forces evacuation of some buildings in South Lake Union

The Seattle Fire Department evacuated some buildings in South Lake Union due to a natural-gas leak from a broken pipe.

Emergency crews responded to the leak at 219 Terry Avenue North about 7:30 a.m. The leak was stopped about 8:20 a.m. and crews were checking buildings for trapped gas.

Seattle Fire Battalion Chief Mike […]

Privately funded water taxi planned between Renton, South Lake Union

The developers of a Renton business park want to bring back an old idea to shuttle high-tech workers.

Seco Development has begun work on funding a water taxi to ferry passengers from its Southport office park on the south shore of Lake Washington, near the Boeing Renton plant to Seattle’s high-tech hub at South […]

MOHAI announces special holiday events, Seattle on the Spot curator talk, and more this season!

It’s difficult to believe but the holidays are almost upon us! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Seattle shopping scene and pop into MOHAI for one of its many special events taking place throughout the season. As a quick heads-up, we are looking forward to Greet the Season on Saturday, […]

Trendy Bulletproof Coffee opens up cafe in South Lake Union

Bellevue-based Bulletproof Coffee, which claims to help drinkers lose weight and increase brain function in addition to delivering a daily buzz, opened up its first Seattle cafe Friday.

The cafe at 307 Westlake Ave. North features the original Bulletproof butter coffee (a mixture of coffee, grass-fed butter and something called Brain Octane oil), in […]