Christmas Ship Returns to Lake Union This Week

Each night, through December 23rd, 2011 the Argosy Christmas Ship™ sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system.

Between 8:20 and 8:40 pm on Thursday, December 1st, the ship will end it’s opening night by pulling […]

Broad Street Lanes to be Closed Overnight all this Week

Westbound Broad Street will be closed at Ninth Avenue North this week while Seattle Department of Transportation crews do underground electrical work as part of the Mercer Corridor Project.

The closure will last between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Nov. 28 through Dec. 1.

One lane of Broad will remain open at all times, but […]

Thanksgiving Shootout On Westlake

Two people were engaged in a shootout that damaged a handful of cars early Thanksgiving morning in the parking lot outside McCormick & Schmicks Harborside and Rock Salt, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Police received a call reporting several shots fired in the 1200 block of Westlake Avenue North at 1:43 a.m. Nov. 24. […]

A Seattle Thanksgiving Memory

I was thirteen when my parents went through a horrific divorce in the 70s. Of course that meant my siblings and I went through that divorce too, there were six of us. My Mom took to drinking in grand fashion, to the point where she ultimately ended up in a hospital for years, after […]

Editor’s Note – Your Habeeb is Coming Too


Much of Seattle is rightfully aghast at the news of the deaths of the beautiful young couple Laura Sheard and Kristopher Martin, killed when rear-ended on Lake City Way this week. Reports that the driver of the vehicle that plowed into them, a Mr. Daniel Ray Habeeb, had been involved in a recent similar […]

In Microsoft’s shadow, Seattle’s Lake Union tech scene surges

reprinted by permission from Reuters/Bill Rigby

The transformation of Seattle’s South Lake Union district stands as a metaphor for this city’s emergence as what some would argue is the West Coast’s second most important hub of technology and entrepreneurship.

Many of the glass and steel buildings were built by Paul Allen, the second-richest — behind Bill […]

South Lake Union gets a (temp) Dog Park!

These Lake Union residents, Fernando, Wally, Betty, and Breeze,  now have a park of their own. 

Once Amazon decamped from its Beacon Hill headquarters in 2010, it was only a matter of time before the company, which lets employees bring their dogs to work, started lobbying for an off-leash area in its new South […]

Seattle Facebook Offices Moving to South Lake Union

The Seattle Facebook office is moving east – but not across the lake.

The company today announced that it will move from its office near Pike Place Market to a larger space on Minor Avenue, just below the base of Capitol Hill, in February.

There’s enough room at the new office to more than triple […]

West Elm opens in South Lake Union


  Have you shopped yet? More pictures from inside, here.

This opening is especially exciting — it’s our first store to be designed by Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios. The 15,000+ square foot store features a new look for west elm that includes a living wall of plants and an updated Design Lab, where visitors […]