Amazon’s Seattle hiring frenzy slows sharply; what’s going on?

The Amazon Spheres are the visual centerpiece of the company’s downtown Seattle campus. It also has extensive office space in South Lake Union and the upper floors of the downtown Macy’s building and has committed to leasing all the office space in a planned downtown skyscraper called Rainier Square. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle […]

Revel Will Move Its Korean Street Food to South Lake Union for a Year

To make way for a new development, Fremont’s excellent Korean street-food restaurant Revel and its adjacent bar, Quoin, will move for one year to South Lake Union. Chef-owners Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi refer to the temporary situation as a pop-up taking place in the former home of Josh Henderson’s Vestal. Revel and Quoin […]

A different sort of pet, Cha Cha the tortoise strolls South Lake Union

Cha Cha the leopard tortoise plows forward on a walk in South Lake Union as passers-by gather to check out an unusual pet. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

“Very few people have interacted intimately with a tortoise,” says Jim Ferron.

By that, he means having one as a long-term pet.

His tortoise […]

Watch Amazon’s Seattle campus quadruple in size in a decade

The Amazon spheres in downtown Seattle (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Amazon has grown so fast in Seattle that it’s hard to keep up. December marks the 10th anniversary of Amazon’s announcement of its first big headquarters complex here. In the decade since, the company’s plans for its sprawling campus have […]