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Smith Tower penthouse tenant bets on future of downtown Seattle

An estimated 100,000 people now live in downtown Seattle, and that number is growing despite major crime challenges. SEATTLE – It’s a new year and a new lease for one…

Downtown Seattle group spends $564,000 on private security, more to come for 3rd Avenue

In response to staffing shortages reported by the Seattle Police Department (SPD), the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA), through a community levy called the Business Improvement Area (BIA), hired a private…

Man injured in shooting in downtown Seattle; mayor issues statement on ongoing violence – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATTLE — A 31-year-old man who was injured in a Wednesday afternoon shooting in downtown Seattle had a handgun and drugs on him, police said. The shooting happened at 2:10…

PCC to open new grocery store in downtown Seattle

Through Commercial writing assistant PCC Community Markets will open its downtown Seattle grocery store on January 19, the co-op announced earlier this week. The opening comes years after PCC announced…

PCC Community Markets Sets Opening Date for Downtown Seattle Store

PCC Community Markets has revealed that it will open its long-awaited location in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, January 19 at 9 a.m., as the community recovers from the challenges of…

Downtown Seattle retailers see encouraging signs as holiday shopping begins – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATTLE – Downtown Seattle was buzzing as the city once again hosted the annual Westlake Tree Lighting. This is the first in-person tree lighting since the pandemic made it a…

A for alignment: Downtown Seattle Association notes the candidates | Washington

(The Center Square) – The Downtown Seattle Association released its “Candidate score card” for city office candidates, who will face voters in less than a week. The nonprofit asked candidates…

Homelessness Authority has vision for downtown Seattle recovery – but asks for $ 27 million first

The Regional Homelessness Authority has set its sights on downtown Seattle in the first major political and financial proposal since its CEO began working. General Manager Marc Dones is asking…

Downtown Seattle’s Woes Go Beyond Pandemic

A New York Times headline this week said, “As big tech grows in the pandemic, Seattle grows with it. Still, the story mostly refers to the Eastside, while downtown Seattle…

Can Downtown Seattle Attract Families? The big question behind the new school debate.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to set up a public elementary school downtown. It gives the school district the right to build on the old entrance to the Battery Street…

Seattle Downtown Businesses Urge City Council to Improve Security, Tackle ‘Rampant’ Crime

The Downtown Seattle Association wants elected officials to invest more in public safety and mental health services to help downtown businesses. SEATTLE – As Seattle City Council develops next year’s…

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…

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…

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…

‘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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…