South Lake Union

Neighborhood Spotlight on South Lake Union

South Lake Union seen a lot of change over the last decade. (Case in point: The neighborhood’s sometimes called “Amazonia,” after our local tech giant, but was once mostly known as Cascade.) In recent years, South Lake Union has become synonymous with Seattle’s tech industry. But there’s more to the neighborhood than blue badges and shiny new buildings. Our latest neighborhood […]

/ February 28, 2019


A space for makers in South Lake Union

WHO: Jeremy Hanson (Maker/Founder) and Joy Gerhard (Designer/Founder) of Seattle Makers. THE STORY: Seattle Makers can be a little tough to find — tucked between Glazers Camera Rentals and the new 99 tunnel. But once you’ve climbed the stairs and stepped inside, the maker space can be even more difficult to leave. Jeremy was working a […]

/ February 28, 2019


Athletic Awards: The trophy shop behind Seattle’s largest trophy

To say that South Lake Union has gone through some major changes over the years would be quite the understatement. And in the marathon that is surviving all the neighborhood’s construction and gentrification, one local business is clearly #winning. WHAT: Athletic Awards, a trophy shop that opened its doors in Seattle in 1949 and moved to […]

/ February 25, 2019


7 places to feel the pre-Amazon vibe in South Lake Union

Amazon opened its first building in South Lake Union in 2010, and ever since then, some Seattleites have debated whether the neighborhood has any deep culture or soul. But it’s there. You just have to squint a little.

/ February 25, 2019


What are the best drinks in South Lake Union?

South Lake Union can be a real urban jungle: Cranes perched on every corner, construction equipment lying in wait to snarl traffic, and a steady stream of tech workers weaving around closed sidewalks. Lucky for you, the thirsty traveler, there are plenty of great spots to hunker down and wait out the building boom. And […]

/ February 5, 2019