Mercer Mess Update – Fairview Ave North to Remain Open

Drivers leaving South Lake Union will catch a break Monday evening and all the way through February, because the city is trying to postpone construction closures on nearby Fairview Avenue North.

“We’re looking at early March,” says Angela Brady, Mercer Corridor Project manager for the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Eventually, only one lane of Fairview […]

South Lake Union’s Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Commits $750 Million to Global Fund

Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2012 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today renewed its commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Gates Foundation is giving $750 million through a promissory note—a new and innovative funding mechanism.

“These are tough economic times, […]

South Lake Union’s Vulcan among prominent NW companies in support of gay marriage

One of the many positive aspects of living and working in the Lake Union area of Seattle is the progressive nature of the other people and businesses that join us here. We are very proud that Vulcan, the major catalyst for South Lake Union becoming what it is today, is a supporter of the upcoming […]

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Food Trucks Pod Coming To North Lake Union – Fremont Sunday Market

Thanks to Sean at

Via Seattle Met, a group that puts together food truck rodeos is currently looking for vendors to join them in a new “pod” at the Fremont Sunday Market.

Up to ten of them will park there from 11 to 4 starting February 19. For now it’s a monthly thing but […]

For $10,000 a month you too can rent a houseboat on Lake Union

From our humble rustic floating home office on the lake we thought we’d share this listing with our readers. To use an embarrasing cliche’, we’d be sleepless in Seattle too if we had to come up with this much for rent very month!

Indulge in the true Seattle lifestyle, literally live on the water […]

Mercer Street Closures Postponed – January Dates

The Seattle Department of Transportation has canceled this weekend’s closure of the Mercer Street I-5 ramps due to the impacts from rainy weather.

The closure has been tentatively rescheduled for Jan. 20 through Jan. 23. This is the second time the closure has been moved because of rain.

This also means the looming “Mercer […]

Beloved Eastlake native and Chef Christina Kim Choi dies at age 34

Note From The Beat Staff:

We are printing the following obituary with permission from the Seattle Times, but we’d like the family and friends of Christina to know we were major fans of both her and her wonderful little restaurant, conveniently located right next to our offices! until she closed it last […]

Mercer Street Closures Announced For January 2012

With the New Year comes new road obstacles for drivers to get around.

Starting Jan. 6-9 the on-and-off ramps at Mercer St. will be closed all weekend as crews prepare for the next phase of the Mercer East Project. During this stage, traffic will be switched to newly constructed lanes as work begins on […]