Amazon’s new Troy Block in South Lake Union is officially open

Image courtesy of Amazon

As Amazon expands their campus downtown—and looks to expand into other cities—they’re still gaining office space in South Lake Union. The latest project to house Amazon offices in the neighborhood, the Troy Building, officially opened last week.

Located between Boren and Fairview avenues and Harrison and […]

Eastlake Community Council notice of events October/November

Shoreline restoration – Thurs., Oct. 12  Volunteer work party is 9 a.m. to noon (or any portion thereof).  Meet in front of Lake Union Drydock, 1515 Fairview Ave. E.  Wear sturdy shoes and if you can, work gloves.  Employers are encouraged to authorize employees to participate “on the clock.”   For questions:  info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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Blue Moon Burgers shutters in SLU

Blue Moon Burgers in South Lake Union has closed. As you may recall, after calls for a boycott on social media in June, the owner of the local burger chain admitted that he had participated in a racist text exchange involving employees, calling it “a single — but nonetheless deplorable — failure” on his part. The sign […]

Amazon’s struggle to revive South Lake Union could be a worrying omen for its 2nd headquarters

Amazon has brought economic growth to Seattle over the past 20 years, but it hasn’t figured out how to create a thriving neighborhood. Businesses are booming during lunch hours and happy hours but are dead at night. The company’s new headquarters, HQ2, could bring similar challenges to a new city. […]

Should an office tower rise over the city’s South Lake Union streetcar garage?

A developer has proposed building a five-story underground parking garage beneath the site of the Seattle streetcar barn and an 11-story office building above it. (Steve Ringman/Steve Ringman)

As it embarks on a major expansion of its streetcar system, Seattle wants to sell the land below its South Lake Union […]

Third and Wall Art Group moving out of South Lake Union

MOVING SALE – ART! October 4-5-6-7, 10am-5pm Third & Wall Art Group is moving out of our South Lake Union space this Fall, so we’re inviting everyone to our big Moving Sale. The less art we have to pack up the better, so we’ll be offering up to 75% on beautiful original art, fine […]

Can Seattle handle more Amazon?

A panoramic view of Sixth Avenue from Via6 shows the Amazon buildings Day One, left, the biospheres, center, and Doppler. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Last week’s surprise announcement that Seattle will respond to Amazon’s request for proposals for its second North American headquarters raised big questions for residents of the tech […]

HelloFresh, Plated, and Blue Apron outshine the meal delivery competition

In the past few years, meal-delivery services have shown that whipping up a fabulous dinner in your own kitchen is easier than you think. The premise is simple: Subscribe to a meal plan, and every week you’ll receive a refrigerated box with ingredients and recipes for three meals each week. You get the fun […]

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.

Shake Shack coming to South Lake Union

2115 Westlake Avenue in South Lake Union, where Shake Shack will open its first Seattle location in mid-2018

Soon there will be another trendy lunchtime destination made totally inaccessible by Amazon employees on weekdays.

Shake Shack, one of the country’s hottest burger chains, will open up its first Seattle restaurant at […]