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By on November 2, 2007 in Real Estate, South Lake Union Condos with 1 Comment

New Denny Way Tenant

Bank American Denny WayWalgreens announced they will open a store within the historic Bank of America building (Seattle First National) at 6th and Denny Way. Walgreens will renovate the interior but will retain the exterior and drive-thru. The store is expected to open this Summer and will be flanked by the new Taylor 28 Apartments, Hyatt Place Hotel and Icon Tower developments.

On a side note, the crane for 115 Aurora condo project, located two blocks from the Bank of America building, went up on Tuesday.


New Retailers at SLU

Vulcan announced several new retailers in the SLU district. At 2200, Tutta Bella will officially open its doors on November 5th. Though pie cravers can dine at the restaurant during its soft opening this week. Tutta Bella is the area’s first pizzaria certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana in Naples, Italy.

Joining Tutta Bella at 2200 are Clover House and Opal. Clover House offers an assortment of home accessories, houseplants, pottery, jewelry, bath & body products, stationery & cards and candles. Opal will offer a unique, one-of-a-kind selection of the finest fashions from Juicy Couture, True Religion, Michael Stars, William Rast, Velvet, Trina Turk, Iisli and Vince, among many others. Opal plans to open in December.

GolfTEC and Velocity Art & Design will occupy space at Alley24. GolfTEC offers instruction in golfing techniques, conditioning and equipment. Velocity features an elegant and curated collection of modern home furnishings and accessories from around the world.


Major Complex Planned at SLU / Westlake

Westlake Steps Thanks to Rob at the CDS Blog for the update on CarrAmerica’s SLU area development, called Westlake Steps. I briefly mentioned it last February but there was very little information at that time. It looks like they are progressing on this project with construction expected to being in 2010.

Centered around the Casey Family Foundation building, Westlake Steps will comprise five 6-story mixed-use buildings that will add 850,000 square feet of office, retail and residential space. A public stairway/plaza will lead from Dexter Ave to Westlake Ave and will be flanked with retail space. CarrAmerica purchased the 4.5 acre Casey Family site two years ago.

Related articles of interest:
Denny Way Developments
Icon Tower

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  1. jcricket says:

    Aha – A Walgreens. Seems like a fairly good location, as long as they have parking (behind the bank building?).

    And the thing on Westlake looks fantastic. I was wondering what was going to happen with all of those low-slung buildings (T&A supply, DiscMakers, etc.) that are mostly boarded/chained up right now…

    The combination of development on Westlake, around Fred Hutch and SLU will make that neighborhood pretty great.

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