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Seattle downtown courthouse security concerns keep jurors away, judges say

Crime and public safety concerns around the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle are forcing potential jurors to refuse to serve, making it more difficult to recruit juries, several judges…

The Palihotel in downtown Seattle is the ‘property of the week’ and is ideally located for tourists, hipsters and businessmen.

This hotel is a beautifully redesigned historic property in a prime downtown Seattle location, steps from Pike Place Market. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Conveniently located, the Seattle Palihotel is housed in…

Employees and Customers Become “Insensitive” to the Woes of Downtown Seattle

After a difficult year and a half for many businesses, some have barely had the chance to finally reopen. On Third Avenue in downtown Seattle, there’s a store called Piroshky…

Tesla opens new showroom south of downtown Seattle near The Shop, a hangout for car geeks

(Photo by Tesla) Tesla is opening a new showroom and service center south of downtown Seattle, marking the seventh location in the region for the electric vehicle maker. The new…

Elimination of downtown Seattle homeless camp ends as City Hall park closes

Street and sidewalk closures in and around Seattle City Hall Park began Friday morning, as efforts to clear a homeless camp came to an end. Chronic homelessness reaches crisis levels…

Kent, Washington man who looted during civil unrest in downtown Seattle convicted of illegal possession of firearm | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A 33-year-old man in Kent, Wash. Was sentenced today by Seattle US District Court to two years in prison for being a felon in possession of a gun…

33-year-old Kent man convicted in downtown Seattle looting case

A 33-year-old man from Kent, who last year looted in downtown Seattle, has been sentenced to two years in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm during a civil unrest. Al…

Downtown Seattle population rebounds to new high in 2021

Shortly after the pandemic took hold, some people prophesied the end of American cities. COVID-19 was supposed to be a game-changer – who would ever want to live in a…

Downtown Seattle vacancies remain high as virus variant clouds real estate outlook

After a year of isolated living that emptied much of downtown Seattle, summer seemed to be bringing signs of return. Vaccination rates have increased, the Pike Place market filled with…

Shorenstein Properties acquires 2601 Elliott in downtown Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Shorenstein Properties, LLC (“Shorenstein”), owner and operator of high quality office, residential and mixed-use properties in the United States, today announced…

Safeco Plaza in downtown Seattle for sale for $ 465 million

Through Seattle Times business reporter The 50-story downtown Seattle office building that some call “the box the Space Needle entered” will soon be sold to a Boston-based developer for nearly…

Homes far from downtown Seattle appreciate faster than homes a short drive away

A neighborhood along Lake Washington in Seattle. A fall day in the Pacific Northwest. MarkHatfield / Getty Images / iStockphoto Home prices in the Seattle metro area reflect a new…

Downtown Seattle needs to clean up before inviting people to return

The Downtown Seattle Association is launching a new campaign because after a year and a half of feeling the pain of the pandemic, they want us all to come and…

‘Love, Seatown’ campaign urges residents to return to downtown Seattle

A new ad campaign is designed to entice residents to return to downtown Seattle after the pandemic. Downtown Seattle’s return has ‘turned a corner’ in recent months The Downtown Seattle…

Love, Seatown Campaign Aims to Help Downtown Seattle Businesses Recover

SEATTLE – The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) has launched its new campaign, “Love, SeaTown,” calling on Seattle residents to return to downtown after the pandemic. As Seattle was one of…

‘It’s time to celebrate’: Durkan opens up about downtown Seattle takeover as reopening events begin

The “Welcome Back” weeks will take place from July 12 to 26 and will aim to relaunch the recovery of the city center after the COVID-19 pandemic. SEATTLE – Seattle…

Downtown Seattle business owners say recovery depends on city public safety

Seattle is working overtime to bring back its downtown core. The loss of tourists and office workers over the past year and a half has left the region struggling. The…

Downtown Seattle clothing store robbed “about a dozen times” in past year

Surveillance video captures thieves breaking into downtown Seattle store Surveillance video captured several thieves breaking into businesses in downtown Seattle and escaping with thousands of merchandise. SEATTLE – Surveillance video…

Roadside artifact in downtown Seattle now on sale

Update, July 9, 2021: Over the past few days, a small triangle of land along Denny Way and an odd little brick building – which KIRO Radio listeners learned last…

“Welcome Back Weeks” for downtown Seattle to debut in July

On Wednesday, June 23, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and private partners announced a series of new initiatives to help downtown small businesses. One of the components revolves around events organized…

King County Council member lobbies to condemn park near downtown Seattle courthouse

For years, security concerns have circulated around the Third Avenue entrance to the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. Now King County Council Member Reagan Dunn is pushing the county…

LMC Adds 548 Apartment Homes to Downtown Seattle Skyline with the Release of the Ovation Luxury Twin Towers Community

SEATTLE, WA – LMC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar Corporation and a leader in apartment development and management, has announced the completion of Ovation, a luxury two-tower, mixed-use apartment…

US Bank Tower revitalization could transform downtown Seattle

EQ Office has announced plans to reposition the US Bank Tower in downtown Seattle. The project will be the largest of its kind downtown in the market, according to EQ…

Gelatiamo in downtown Seattle celebrates 25 years of sweets

The ice cream shop / bakery opened in 1996. # k5evening SEATTLE – Long before the invention of ice cream, there was ice cream. For Maria Coassin, there is really…

CCP Community Markets Change Location to Downtown Seattle Through Early 2022

PCC Community Markets, the largest community food market in the United States, will move its planned downtown Seattle store opening from this year to early 2022. However, in an effort…

Business owner: Crime and homelessness in downtown Seattle have ‘never been worse’

After KIRO Radio’s Gee and Ursula Show shared their own stories this week about visiting downtown Seattle, particularly as it relates to the homelessness crisis, they heard from a local…

Are tech workers returning to downtown Seattle? Here’s what the companies are planning

Downtown Seattle and the Amazon headquarters campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo GeekWire/Kurt Schlosser) Plywood is down, surviving restaurants are adding hours, and vehicular traffic in Seattle is increasing by…

Police make arrests during downtown Seattle marches

item Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation SEATTLE – At least four people were arrested during marches on Saturday afternoon in downtown Seattle – a year after riots there followed the…

Miller’s Guild in downtown Seattle closes after eight years

A destination for downtown meat lovers has quietly bid farewell. Through the Seattle Times, Miller’s Guild – the restaurant at Hotel Max known for its enormous wood-fired grill and excellent…

Work is underway to alleviate an I-5 bottleneck in downtown Seattle

After a decade on the drawing board, construction begins this month to add a third northbound lane at Interstate 5 at Seneca Street, known as the worst bottleneck in Washington…

Is downtown Seattle dying? Not so fast. Office demand returns to pre-pandemic levels

In early February, I wrote about what seemed like an ominous sign for the future of downtown Seattle. An index that measures business demand for leasing new office space showed…

Downtown Seattle businesses brace for possible riots as they await Derek Chauvin’s verdict

Companies prepare for possible protests after Chauvin trial Law enforcement and businesses prepare for possible riots SEATTLE – Between the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and other…

WSDOT finally widens I-5 northbound through downtown Seattle

The state is finally tackling one of our region’s biggest choke points by widening I-5 northbound through downtown Seattle, but it will come at a cost to people driving on…

KKR and Urban Renaissance Group Acquire 300 Pine Building in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seattle-based commercial real estate company Urban Renaissance Group LLC (www.urbanrengroup.com) (URG) and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the acquisition of the 300 Pine St building in…

Historic Macy’s building in downtown Seattle sells for nearly $600 million

Through Seattle Times business reporter An investment group and a real estate company will together pay nearly $600 million for Macy’s building in downtown Seattle, now dominated by six floors…

New foot ferry makes trip to downtown Seattle in 26 minutes

Through Seattle Times Staff Reporter Kitsap Transit begins service on its third fast ferry route Monday morning, a 26-minute direct passenger-only trip between Southworth and downtown Seattle. the 255-berth Enetai…

Homeless hotel opens today in downtown Seattle; here is a glimpse of the interior

It’s more than a year after the pandemic tore downtown tourism to ribbons and forced many of Seattle’s homeless shelters to empty or relocate, but on Wednesday the city will…

Tom Douglas is permanently closing the Dahlia Lounge in downtown Seattle

After 32 years as one of downtown’s upscale dining destinations, the Dahlia Lounge is finally done, owner Tom Douglas has announced. The space will be converted to house Serious Pie…

The Last Piece: Southworth-Downtown Seattle Fast Ferry Service Begins March 29

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap commuters working in downtown Seattle can rejoice in good news: The long-awaited Kitsap Transit fast ferry route between Southworth and downtown Seattle will begin service…

7 “must-haves” for the recovery of downtown Seattle

Every big city has a big downtown. Town centers are the heart of a region and help shape its brand and identity. Downtown Seattle is no exception – it’s the…

Downtown Seattle: ‘Clean up this mess’

“How will downtown Seattle bounce back from the pandemic?” once again describes and denounces the abandonment of downtown Seattle. Let’s look around us. Didn’t the same pandemic happen in Bellevue?…

Warning sign for downtown? Seattle is seeing the biggest decline in office demand

In downtown Seattle, crews are putting the finishing touches on a striking new skyscraper. At a height of approximately 850 feet, the Rainier Square Tower has already redesigned the city’s…

Nordstrom to move office tower in downtown Seattle

By Seattle Times business reporter After a year in which the Seattle-born retailer has laid off employees and closed stores, Nordstrom announced on Tuesday that it will be leaving its…

Downtown Seattle business owners speak out after another destructive protest

Local businesses speak out after protest damage Olivia LaVoice reports from Q13. SEATTLE – Cleanup was underway for several buildings that were damaged and vandalized Wednesday night in downtown Seattle…

Protesters march through downtown Seattle, arrests made for property damage

President Joe Biden’s inauguration was met Wednesday night in downtown Seattle with scattered protests and property damage from anti-fascist marchers who have been demonstrating for months. A group, which numbered…

Purple Café and Wine Bar opens in downtown Seattle | Eat + Drink

Heavy Restaurant Group has announced that a new Purple Café and Wine Bar has opened in downtown Seattle starting September 23. It will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 11…

The streets of downtown Seattle are nearly empty except for the homeless and those still coming to help amid the coronavirus

At 6 p.m. on a recent Friday, Aaron Guyton sat down on a park bench in the middle of Pioneer Square, where the only people around seemed to be living…

Link Light Rail closed in downtown Seattle this weekend

As construction to join new light rail tracks to serve the Eastside in the existing system continues smoothly, it’s time for commuters to prepare for the second of three scheduled…

A History of Le Bon Marché in Downtown Seattle – KIRO 7 News Seattle

The following is a HistoryLink.org essay by James R. Warren: In 1890, Josephine Nordhoff (d. 1920) and her husband, Edward Nordhoff (1858-1899) arrived in Seattle and used their savings of…

Avoiding downtown Seattle on New Year’s Eve? Here are 10 good neighborhood addresses where you can party.

Maybe you’re ready to dance until dawn to the sound of Sir Mix-a-Lot on New Year’s Eve. Or maybe you’d rather stick to your neighborhood and toast the New Year…

Sound Transit worries about safety ahead of last weekend’s violence in downtown Seattle

Long before last weekend’s shooting at Westlake Station, Sound Transit executives were concerned about maintaining a sense of safety for the light rail’s 80,000 daily riders. The agency has increased…

Bus riders and drivers adapt as hundreds more buses roll through downtown Seattle streets

Bus drivers and riders appeared to be adjusting on Monday as hundreds of bus trips were redirected from the downtown transit tunnel to surface streets, where they merged with existing…

The streetcar through downtown Seattle is a smart investment

The streetcar will create useful new connections within the downtown transportation system, integrating with light rail, buses, ferries, and Sounder and Amtrak trains. People have spoken: whether they currently use…

For thousands, light rail may be the only way to get through downtown Seattle next year

Bus diversions and lane changes are coming next year, to bring people through downtown Seattle when construction projects push buses out of the transit tunnel. Seattle is on a collision…

Sound Transit 3 plan calls for second tunnel in downtown Seattle, 108 miles of light rail

Thursday afternoon, the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) was fully unveiled at a transit agency board meeting. If approved, it could revolutionize light rail transportation throughout the Puget Sound region. #ST3…

The Sound Transit’s Link light rail connecting downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac International Airport reaches SeaTac/Airport Station on December 19, 2009.

On December 19, 2009, Sound Transit’s Link light rail connecting Seattle to Sea-Tac International Airport reached SeaTac/Airport Station. The inaugural ribbon cutting attended by some 500 celebrants takes place…