Facebook set to double Seattle presence with another big new office

Facebook, which just opened a big Seattle office, is expanding again by leasing a pair of new South Lake Union buildings with the potential to double the tech giant’s presence in Seattle.

Paul Allen’s Vulcan Real Estate announced Friday that Facebook will be the sole office tenant of its new $246 million Arbor Blocks project, […]

Lake Union Christmas Ship Events Announced

Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water with Argosy Cruises. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship™ sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, around 65 in total. Choirs on board give 20-minute performances to […]

Ba Bar Readies South Lake Union Location

Another day, another South Lake Union restaurant… This time, it’s a second location of Capitol Hill temple to Vietnamese street food, Ba Bar. Owners/siblings Eric and Sophie Banh (who also owns Monsoon and Seven Beef) have taken over the space vacated by Shanik early last year. Because they’re good people who want to take […]

Nirmal’s Plans Indian Pub in South Lake Union

Nirmal’s, Pioneer Square’s upscale Indian restaurant, is closing in on its first year anniversary. Now, the team behind the restaurant is planning to branch out with an Indian pub concept for South Lake Union, which it hopes to open next summer — critic Providence Cicero broke the news in last week’s three-star review of the […]

Amazon Signs Lease to Fully Occupy Vulcan’s 428 Westlake Building in South Lake Union

SEATTLE – October 26, 2016  Vulcan Real Estate and partner McKinstry have leased 81,000 square feet of office space to Amazon at 428 Westlake Avenue North in South Lake Union.

Amazon will occupy all five floors of office space in the six-story building. The 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space will continue to be occupied […]

South Lake Union affordable housing building Anchor Flats breaks ground

Seattle needs affordable housing. If there’s one neighborhood you might not expect to find any, it’s the tech hub of South Lake Union. However, ground was broken on a new low-income housing building on Dexter Avenue that challenges that notion.

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Eastlake Community Council Sept 2016 Newsletter

The Eastlake Community Council alerts you to the following neighborhood events and involvement opportunities. 

 

Public hearing on the Mayor’s proposals for Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan—Thurs., Sept. 15   2 p.m. at City Hall, 601 Fifth Avenue.  The City Council is holding an up to 90-minute public hearing on the Mayor’s proposals, which could be ruinous […]

South Lake Union Block Party August 12, 2016

South Lake Union’s largest neighborhood celebration is back. This year’s (free!) event features a jam-packed lineup of local bands throughout the day, the “Best Burger in SLU” competition, the School of Visual Concepts’ Steamroller Smackdown, Brave Horse Tavern beer garden and more. […]

Amazon Has Swallowed Downtown Seattle

Having colonized the South Lake Union neighborhood, Seattle’s largest private employer is building three giant spheres filled with trees—the better to connect employees with nature.

Facebook plunges in to new South Lake Union digs

Most of the company’s 1,000 Seattle-area employees call the new building home, and there’s room to accommodate 2,000 in all.

Facebook has jumped into the booming South Lake Union neighborhood, moving into custom-built office space about a mile northwest of the company’s previous Seattle outpost.

The social-networking company’s Seattle employees moved into their new […]