Only In Seattle campaign does South Lake Union proud


In the shadow of Seattle’s quintessential houseboats and seaplanes on Lake Union, a new neighborhood is rising (quite, literally) as the place to be for business, retail, food, and a flood of young, tech professionals. Heralded as a model of urbanization at its finest, South Lake Union could almost be accused of showing […]

How South Lake Union Got its Own Hardware Store


(Marc Gimbel, owner) was living in Belltown at the time, having moved to Seattle from the east coast via Vancouver Island. He had been working on the island for 14 months, and fell in love with the natural beauty of the PNW, so decided to settle in Seattle.

While living in the core of the […]

Danny Westneat On South Lake Union: A barely noticed boom


South Lake Union’s barely noticed boom

Years after a huge political and cultural battle over whether to convert a worn-down part of town into a sort of loft for the creative class — and after we kicked out the mayor who staked his career on it — an early verdict is in on South Lake […]

Amazon Donates $10 Million To Mohai

JEFF BEZOS DONATES $10 MILLION TO CREATE “CENTER FOR INNOVATION” AT NEW MOHAI MUSEUM IN SOUTH LAKE UNION Bezos contribution – the largest in MOHAI’s 59-year history – to help teach young people about the importance of industrial innovation and to celebrate Seattle as the birthplace of so many innovative companies

SEATTLE—August 17, […]

Two August Weekend Closures For Mercer Street on and off ramps

Two full weekend closures of I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer St. scheduled for August

SDOT announces the next two confirmed weekend closures of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer St. as part of the Mercer Corridor Project. Closures will occur the following weekends in August:

August 12 – 15 August 26 – 29 […]

South Lake Union Block Party This Weekend

Photo courtesy of the organizers

76 and sunny!  That’s Friday’s forecast and I can’t think of more ideal conditions for the 7th Annual South Lake Union Block Party.

The fun begins at noon and goes all the way until 11:00 p.m.

Organizers tell me they are expecting more than 7,500 people to attend.


Editor’s Note Regarding the Hit and Run Death of Mike Wang

Much of the purpose of a community newspaper is community support, and since we were very saddened by the news of the death of a beloved local figure last week in a bicycle accident, we’ve decided to print the following letter to us in its entirety.

 Dear Editor,

I was referred to Lake Union Beat by Noelle […]

Last chance to learn from two bestsellers at MOHAI

At MOHAI, they are counting down the last few days until New York Times bestselling authors Steve Berry and James Rollins arrive to teach an in-depth workshop to Seattle’s writers and readers.  On Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., both novelists will be on hand to share their insiders’ viewpoints and information […]