Eastlake Community Council July/August events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities. Background is in the links and in the Summer Eastlake News.

Eastlake Summer Cruise on the Islander – Thurs., July 13  Tour the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Portage and Union Bays, and Lake Washington on the historic ferry the Islander. Boarding begins at […]

Pomodoro Ristorante 2366 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98102 Phone: 206–324–3160 www.pomodoro.net Tues–Thurs 5:30 pm–11:30 pm Fri–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sunday 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Monday: closed Rating: **** Ratings guide: **** extraordinary *** excellent ** good * fair The Pomodoro Ristorante could be the very definition of your hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Perhaps the smallest space […]

Seattle’s newest boom and the wealth it has created are thrilling — and unsettling

Cranes punctuate the view of the booming South Lake Union neighborhood for patrons enjoying the rooftop deck at Mbar restaurant on a warm summer night. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

The Klondike gold rush, the postwar Boeing boom, the dot-com bubble … we’ve […]

Ara Pilates opens in South Lake Union

  Welcome to our friends at Ara Pilates! Ara Pilates is a intimate, boutique studio conveniently located in the heart of South Lake Union. The studio is a beautiful loft inspired space, equipped with state of the art Balanced Body equipment. At Ara Pilates, we stay informed with current medical research to ensure proper biomechanics […]

5 New FareStart Restaurants Set For South Lake Union With Help From Amazon

The nonprofit will launch five different restaurants on the same block.

Obviously, Amazon is affecting Seattle in big ways. Less obvious is the impact of FareStart, an organization that has quietly and consistently been influencing our city through social services and quality meals for the past 25 years with the […]

Grilled Cheese on Wheels Expands to South Lake Union

Hoping to capitalize on the still-booming South Lake Union scene, The Grilled Cheese Experience food truck has opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant to complement its melty mobile operations.

The restaurant landed last month at 434A Yale Ave N, near REI and the frenzied Amazonia construction zone. Owner Mark Amatangelo says he’s long looked to […]

Kilroy Realty to start building $370M South Lake Union development

Kilroy is the latest real estate developer to invest in this part of the booming neighborhood, which will see big changes when the new Highway 99 tunnel opens.

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McCormick’s in South Lake Union closed

No, it wasn’t a keen, unique local spot owned for decades by a hip older couple who finally just couldn’t make a go of it in the booming Emerald City.

Instead, it was McCormick and Schmick’s Harborside in South Lake Union, a decidedly corporate-owned seafood and steak house that closed recently without explanation, according […]

SDOT to reopen east-west roads in South Lake Union

The breakthrough of Bertha is a critical part of the changing face of South Lake Union.

The city is planning to reopen three east-west thoroughfares in the area that, in theory, will help alleviate traffic congestion.

Since World War II era, east-west roads like John Street, Thomas Street, and Harrison Street were all cut […]

Lake Union Civic Orchestra April 8 – Apotheosis of the Dance

​It was Richard Wagner, a champion of Ludwig van Beethoven’s music and a great conductor of his symphonies, who had described Beethoven’s 7th as “The Apotheosis of the Dance.” Each movement of Beethoven’s masterpiece is propelled by irresistible dance rhythms that enthralled the audience during the premiere in 1813 with the composer himself at […]