South Lake Union: The bustle and boom of Seattle’s ‘Amazonland’

In 2007, South Lake Union was a neighborhood in transition.

It was growing — developers were recognizing its value and building it up from the under-utilized, downtrodden sea of parking lots it had been for years.

Between 2003 and 2007, developers built 2.4 million square feet of commercial space, 1,850 apartments and condos, and […]

Seattle’s newest boom and the wealth it has created are thrilling — and unsettling

Cranes punctuate the view of the booming South Lake Union neighborhood for patrons enjoying the rooftop deck at Mbar restaurant on a warm summer night. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

The Klondike gold rush, the postwar Boeing boom, the dot-com bubble … we’ve […]

Eastlake Bar and Grill

2947 Eastlake Avenue E Phone:(206) 957-7777 www.neighborhoodgrills.com/eastlake Mon-Friday 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat–Sunday 9:00 am–1:00 am Happy Hour 3:00 pm–6:00 pm &10:00 pm–close Rating:*** Ratings guide: **** extraordinary *** excellent ** good * fair Eastlake Bar &Grill claims higher standards than the typical American bar and grill. Upon entry guests walk into a warmly decorated […]

Eastlake Community Council Spring Events

Trees in Eastlake: Why are they disappearing? Wed., April 26, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Experts will talk about the benefits of trees and how various current public policies are threatening trees in parks, along streets and other public rights of way, and on private lands. Speakers include from the Seattle […]

Lake Union Civic Orchestra April 8 – Apotheosis of the Dance

​It was Richard Wagner, a champion of Ludwig van Beethoven’s music and a great conductor of his symphonies, who had described Beethoven’s 7th as “The Apotheosis of the Dance.” Each movement of Beethoven’s masterpiece is propelled by irresistible dance rhythms that enthralled the audience during the premiere in 1813 with the composer himself at […]

Eastlake Community Council April/May Events

Eastlake egg hunt and fun run Sat., April 15 at Rogers Playfield, 2500 Eastlake Ave. Hunt begins at 11, and is followed by the fun run. Donations are welcome and needed ($5 suggested, on-line at http://eastlakeseattle.org). Thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Seattle for co-sponsoring the fun run.  Volunteers are needed to assist the Bunny in […]

Council committee approves South Lake Union rezone

A Seattle City Council committee took a step forward Tuesday in rezoning South Lake Union, Lower Queen Anne, and Downtown neighborhoods.

The Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning committee voted 3-0 to forward the legislation, which would allow taller building heights in exchange for affordable housing. 

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Vestal closes temporarily in South Lake Union

Suzi Pratt for Eater

Josh Henderson and Huxley Wallace Collective seem to have hit a rough patch in South Lake Union. The restaurant group opened a slew of new eateries throughout Seattle in 2016 and already replaced one of them — boundary-pushing Pacific Northwest-inspired taco spot Bar Noroeste — with Kiki […]

Seattle Boats Afloat Show Jan 27-Feb 4 2017

Trawlers and cruisers and sailboats…oh my! The Seattle Boat Show on South lake Union offers a variety of boats for all types of captains. In addition, hundreds of exhibitors offering the most up-to-date products including marine parts, engines, marinas and moorage, insurance, lending and repair are on deck at both locations. Ride the free […]

Builder of lab space acquires full block in South Lake Union

A vacant block in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood where a dry cleaner and auto repair shop once operated likely will be home to lab and office space.

BioMed Realty Trust Inc., paid $16.2 million for a the 1.4-acre property, according to a deed that King County posted Wednesday. The acquisition is not […]