Diners aren’t showing up as expected in South Lake Union, causing some restaurants to close

Empty chairs in the recently closed bar, Cantine in Seattle’s South Lake Union, look out at neighborhood workers with lunch takeout containers. The bar and several other restaurants closed this year because of lackluster dinner patronage. – Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/ for Marketplace

Around 6 p.m. on a recent weekday, people flood out of […]

Amazon’s epic year

The view from inside an Amazon building in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

2017 has been the year of Amazon.

On a Friday morning in June, the world woke up to the shocking news that Amazon had agreed to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion in a move […]

Eastlake Community Council Jan/Feb events

Jan. 12 public comment deadline on Roosevelt RapidRide [Downtown Seattle to Eastlake to Roosevelt bus line] scoping  On how to comment and about some of the issues, see this section of the ECC web site.

Public meeting with open mike to dream about and discuss Eastlake priorities – Tues., Jan. 23  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. […]

Henry’s Tavern Taps 50 Beers in South Lake Union

The chain’s latest is located – where else? – at the base of an Amazon building

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas ship festival Nov 24 to Dec 3

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™ is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to Follow Boats and […]