2 Bedroom Condo Available for Rent


1231 5th Ave N (unit 202), Seattle

Just a few minutes from Lake Union this spacious one bedroom plus den condo is for rent in the coveted Le Parc condominiums. Over 1,100sf with lavish master bath, walk-in closet, fireplace, and terrace with stunning Downtown Skyline and Space Needle views. Prime Queen Anne location on a quiet street overlooking Bhy Kracke Park. Secure Parking included. No smoking, no pets.

Date Night: Lake Union Restaurants Serving Valentine’s Day Dinner

Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner at one of the following Lake Union restaurants for a special date night out!

Serious Pie: February 14
Serious Pie is offering its regular a la carte menu with the addition of special Valentine’s menu items: wood oven penn cove mussels, Alaskan scallop crudo, sunchoke soup, braised beef cheeks pizza and chocolate terrine.
Reservations: walk-ins only.

Cicchetti: February 14 | $85/person
This four-course Mediterranean meal begins with your choice of baby fennel or Dungeness crab salad, followed by spiced root vegetables or lamb carpaccio. Next is a pearl barley risotto with beets or prawns, then the main course of oven-roasted King oyster mushroom or duck breast. Finish off with a saffron panna cotta, citrus sponge cake for two or artisanal cheese.
Reservations: (206) 859-4155 or online.

McCormick & Schmicks: February 14
Enjoy a romantic, waterside Valentine’s Day dinner at McCormick & Schmicks. The regular menu will be served with a famous chocolate bag to take home at the end of your meal.
Reservations: (206) 270-9052 or online.

Mollusk: February 13-14 | $80/person
This four-course meal includes beer pairings and the option of wine pairings for $10 more. Start with baked Cherrystone clams or wild mushroom and paneer strudel, followed by pineapple jerky or Dungeness crab curry stuffed artichokes. For the main course, choose between braised lamb neck or blackmouth salmon. Top it off with your choice of red velvet fondant cake, coriander-chocolate panna cotta, or chocolate mochi ice cream.
Reservations: (206) 403-1228 or online.

Osteria Rigoletto: February 14 | $45/person
Osteria Rigoletto will be serving a three-course Valentine’s menu full of Northern Italian flavor.
Reservations: (206) 494-9225 or online.

Pasta Freska: February 14 |  $69/person
Climb aboard for a Valentine’s cruise! Pasta Freska is hosting a seven-course dinner cruise starting at noon from the restaurant, then around Lake Union. Enjoy this unique date for a Valentine’s Day to remember.
Reservations: (206) 283-1515 or online.

Sushi Kappo Tamura: February 14 | $100/person
Sushi Kappo Tamura is serving a six-course omakase meal in lieu of their regular menu for a fun date night out with your sweetie!
Reservations: (206) 547-0937 or online.

Serafina: February 14 | $95/person
Serafina’s five-course Valentine’s dinner begins with your choice of Shugoku oysters, beef carpaccio or a bruschetta trio. Next, choose between a porcini-chestnut soup, bibb lettuce salad or sweetbreads, followed by white asparagus risotto, wild boar ragu or lobster paccheri. Main course options include Double R Ranch ribeye steak for two, yellowfin tuna, or Bluebird Farms farro. Finish up with a hazelnut cake for two, chocolate tart, or artisanal cheese.
Reservations: (206) 323-0807 or online.

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Lake Union Events: Things to do in February

A celebration of Black History Month, five-course beer pairing dinner, and some helpful lectures are a few Lake Union events coming up this month.

February 11: Being a Leader in the Non-Profit World
6pm | Northeastern University Seattle
Learn how nonprofits operate and how you can become a leader in nonprofit organizations at Northeastern University Seattle’s ‘Being a Leader in the Non-Profit World’ lecture. Register here.

February 13: Black History Month Celebration
11am–4:30pm | MOHAI
The MOHAI’s Black History Month celebration will have film screenings, performances, photography, and a community panel discussion about the civil rights movements in hip-hop and Black Lives Matter. Special admission pricing to the museum is $7 all day.

February 17: Chuckanut Brewery Dinner
6pm | Brave Horse Tavern
Have a taste of Mexico at the Chuckanut Brewery Dinner, featuring food from Cantina Lena and Mexican lager from Chuckanut Brewing made exclusively for Tom Douglas restaurants. The five-course dinner will be paired with Chuckanut beers. Click here to purchase tickets.

February 25: Career Changers: How They Did It
6–8pm | Code Fellows
If you’re looking for a change of career and don’t quite know where to begin, get advice and tips from experts at ‘Career Changers: How They Did It’ at the Code Fellows campus. This is event is free with RSVP.


Featured photo via tomdouglas.com

Breaking Ground For A New Education Center At The Center For Wooden Boats

With hard hats and golden shovels in hand, the ground has been broken for an expansion to South Lake Union’s Center for Wooden Boats. After six years of planning, construction of the Wagner Education Center will begin this year at Lake Union Park.

Named after Dick and Colleen Wagner, two influencers in the founding of the Center for Wooden Boats, the new education center will accommodate growing demand of the center’s programs. The two-story building will include classrooms, offices, exhibit spaces, boat shop, visitor center, additional docks, and renovations to the Northlake Workshop & Warehouse. From the Campaign for the Center for Wooden Boats: “The Education Center will enable multiple activities to happen in parallel. We’ll be able to serve more kids, classes, teachers, and visitors interested maritime skills, history and craftsmanship. The new Boatshop in the Education Center will dramatically grow CWB’s capacity to work on multiple restoration projects and also have workshops and skills training happen at the same time.”

The design of the Wagner Education Center is inspired by the Northwest’s boatbuilding traditions and spaces, created by Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects. Construction is expected to take about one year to complete, and the Center for Wooden Boats will be open as normal during production. Click here to make a donation to the capital campaign for the Center for Wooden Boats.

Check out the Wagner Education Center pamphlet here.

Featured photo via CWB Instagram

40-Story Tower Headed For SLU.

970DennyIt seems as though all systems are ‘Go’ on a project that will bring a 40 story apartment tower to 970 Denny Way.

The project, put forth by Holland Partners Group, will include 15,580 square feet of retail space, 468 units and 359 parking spaces. Located in the “bullseye of the whole South Lake Union area”, this structure promises to boast many of high-end amenities, including a roof-top deck, gym, media room and business center, and of course, a location to boot.

Development director for Holland, Marty Goodman, said the project has been approved for a master use permit , and demolition is ready to go. Once the permits are in hand, construction will likely start within a few weeks.

Holland Group is working closely with retail experts to ensure a ground floor design that is appealing and fresh, complete with outdoor dining areas, plenty of windows and other desirable featured for retailers.

The building’s first occupants are expected to be able to move in as soon as summer 2018.