McKenzie residential skyscraper coming together on edge of South Lake Union

The tower is right across from an Amazon building-in-progress

Already topped out in the South Lake Union area, the McKenzie is a 40-story tower, designed by Graphite Design Group and developed by Clise Properties.

From the outside, the building is visually distinctive; it’s elliptical, and when completed, it will include […]

South Lake Union vet has some advice for urban pet owners

Urban Pet Ownership

Owning a dog in South Lake Union or Downtown Seattle has minimal resemblance to owning a dog in the suburbs.  Possible obstacles and challenges for pet ownership have certainly not stopped Seattle urbanites.  There are over 150,000 dogs in Seattle, more than the number of children, and more cats […]

Moxy opens in South Lake Union Feb 21

West Coast Debut and Grand Opening of Moxy Seattle on February 21, 2018

Moxy Seattle Downtown, Marriott’s new experiential brand is excited to announce its first-ever West Coast location and grand opening on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

It comes to the city as a vibrant boutique hotel in the heart of South […]

More traffic lights on Mercer Street: Ramp-metering signals coming to I-5 onramps

WSDOT has considered Mercer-area ramp metering for five years,but the state chose to wait until after Seattle finished its megaproject to rebuild Mercer Street, and for traffic there to settle into a pattern. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

After drivers endure gridlocked crossings on Seattle’s Mercer Street, they’ll see one more set of […]

Amazon opens its own rainforest, hoping innovative employee ideas blossom

Amazon has opened a rainforest-like office space in Seattle that it hopes will spark new ideas for employees.

While cities across North America are seeking to host Amazon’s second headquarters, the world’s largest online retailer is still expanding its main campus.

Company office towers and high-end eateries have taken the place of warehouses and […]

Bulletproof Cafe serves up butter coffee in South Lake Union

At Seattle’s new Bulletproof Cafe on Westlake Ave, the idea is “fat for fuel.” This is the Bellevue-based company’s first location in the PNW after two successful cafes in Los Angeles.

The company is best known for their namesake, Bulletproof Coffee: lab-tested, certified clean coffee with Brain Octane oil and grass-fed butter.


Seattle Boat Show Jan 26 – Feb 3


Explore the world of boating at the Seattle Boat Show, spanning nine days and three acres at CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union, and an all-new location at Bell Harbor Marina, from January 26 through February 3, 2018.

The West Coast’s largest boat show is bigger than ever this year, with MORE boats, MORE exhibitors, and MORE exciting attractions—indoors and outdoors. Get schooled […]

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 […]