South Lake Union

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New South Lake Union Coffee Shop Wants to Connect Tech Workers, Homeless and Everyone in Between

Seattle Coffee Works' newest location looks to fit a neighborhood in transition.

Cascade Coffee Works is now making sweet latte art in South Lake Union.

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Should Amazon Cover Costs of Intern Bus Crowding?

As the tech giant continues to expand, increased commuters could further strain King County Metro.

Amazon’s intern program contributed to overcrowded buses on Route 70.

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Mbar Has the Perfect Sunset Cocktail Nicki Minaj Would Approve Of

At the South Lake Union hotspot, an intriguing spice mix updates the classic sidecar.

From his 14th floor perch in South Lake Union, Mbar’s Jon Clark puts a Mediterranean spin on the classics.

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Seattle’s Apartment Boom Offers New Living Options

As it transforms neighborhoods, Seattle’s apartment boom offers a surplus of options like rooftop gardens, chicken coops and more

Apartment-dwellers in South Lake Union’s six-story Amli can enjoy the 3,000 square foot rooftop garden

Next-Level Apartment Amenities

With so many apartment complexes competing for tenants, developers are getting creative when it comes to amenities. “We are absolutely upping our game,” says Amy Williams, regional development manager at Madrona Ridge Residential, the owner of the recently opened Angeline apartment building at the northern edge of Columbia City’s historic downtown. You’ll still find that…

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Food We Love: Bar Harbor

The Connecticut-style lobster roll at Bar Harbor in South Lake Union

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Verde & Co. Florist Meridith Isaacson’s Artful Green Thumb

We chat with local floral designer Meridith Isaacson about Valentine's Day, aka the "floral Olympics," sustainability in the industry and more

Meridith Isaacson of Verde & Co.

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Amazon, South Lake Union: Tech, Business and Art, Too

“There Is Another Sky,” 2014, by Spencer Finch

In Which We Take a Tour of Amazon’s Headquarters

What did you expect? Books?

In Amazon’s Van Vorst Building, techies relax in easy-chairs and dogs saunter through the lobby

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Cooking Classes to Spice Up Your Kitchen

Learn how to add excitement to your at-home meals

“The best thing in the world is when someone makes you dinner,” says Bonny Giardina, studio manager at Hipcooks, a cooking school in South Lake Union. And she’s right. We devote many pages in this magazine to discussions of what the city’s chefs might cook us for dinner, but the (less exciting) truth is that…

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The Center for Wooden Boats Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

This historic Lake Union gem totally floats our boat

At The Center for Wooden Boats’ (CWB) annual Wooden Boat Festival, set for Independence Day weekend, July 2–4, explore the nautical education nonprofit’s Lake Union Park home—and help celebrate its 40th anniversary. Turnout has grown more than fivefold since CWB welcomed 3,000 people to its first festival in 1976. “The festival is designed to celebrate…

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Center for Wooden Boats Launches Happy Hour

Monthly events offer the chance to enjoy cocktails, food and music on the docks at SLU

For 40 years, the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) has been a gathering spot for boat enthusiasts and wannabe sailors—and starting June 9, it will also become a place to meet old friends and new for drinks. During CWB’s new happy hours, every second Thursday of the summer months, you can take in scenic views…

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

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Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…