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. […]

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 […]

Recovery Café, Cornish, and Holland partner up for South Lake Union residential tower

Surface-level parking lots at Boren and Lenora in South Lake Union are turning into an apartment tower from Holland Partner Group. As part of a partnership with nearby Recovery Café and Cornish College of the Arts, the new building will also house some administrative offices and educational facilities.

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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 […]

Take a peek at South Lake Union’s Moxy Hotel

King-size beds, exposed-grain wood, and… a selfie elevator?

Moxy Hotel opens at the corner of Boren and Republican in South Lake Union—right in the heart of Amazonland—in the next few months. The hotel is the first of Mariott’s Moxy line, a little more affordable and targeted to a younger demographic, on the West Coast.

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The logs are long gone from Lake Union

THEN: Looking south on Lake Union from an unidentified offshore prospect near where Galer Street reached the Westlake Trestle. (Courtesy Museum of History & Industry)

SURELY THE SUBJECTS here are the logs, although their likely destination, the Western Mill at the south end of Lake Union, also is visible. […]

Experience Fall and Winter at MOHAI!

 

 FIRE DAY, GREET THE SEASON, HISTORY CAFÉ, MAKER DAYS AND MORE

 All events take place at the museum in Lake Union Park

Get out of the cold and damp weather this winter and visit Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).  Enjoy dynamic public programs, exhibitions and special […]

Coming soon: Fly from Seattle’s Lake Union to Vancouver B.C.

For those who can afford it, travel between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia may get a lot easier next spring.

Vancouver’s Harbour Air and Seattle’s Kenmore Air are slated to start direct flights in the spring between Seattle’s Lake Union and Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, according to a report by the Vancouver Sun.

South Lake Union Block Party 2017

Obliteride rolls by Lake Union August 13

photo credit: Obliteride

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride, the ride to end cancer is marking its 5th anniversary and is bigger than ever. About 2,000 riders are participating to raise money for cancer research at Fred Hutch. Hundreds of riders will spin by Lake Union on August 13.

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