Lake Union is a neighborhood undergoing a dynamic transformation and poised to become one of Seattle's most exciting neighborhood communities. With numerous important development projects underway or in the planning stages, these are exciting times for change for lake Union.

With a wonderful lake and waterfront site as its foundation and an enviable proximity to Seattle's downtown core and the freeway, lake Union is prime real estate. Today Lake Union is brimming with trendy restaurants such as Chandlers Cove, Bluewater bistro, Rocksalt on Latitude 47, Cucina! Cucina! Shops, art galleries, a fabulous marina, houseboats and recreation establishments from kayak rentals to a floatplane company.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's investment company Vulcan recently purchased eight parcels of land from the city for over $20 million. Vulcan, now the biggest landowner in the neighborhood, with over 40 acres, has taken an active role in working with lake Union community and neighborhood groups such as the South Lake union Friends and Neighbors.

From the City of Seattle's Strategic Planning Office, The Neighborhood Planning Association, South Lake union Friends and Neighbors to Vulcan - projects and the players are involved in the remaking and improvement of South Lake Union. Proposals under consideration include a new South Lake Union Park, proposed bicycle and walking trails, transportation improvement, a museum, office-retail-condo complexes and much more.



1232 Westlake Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109
ph: (206) 284.1047 | f: (206) 284.7856

Located on the shores of Lake Union our architecture offers a spectacular 180-degree view that is second only to our gourmet cuisine. Executive Chef Donnie Alcorn who studied culinary preparation in Europe, offers his patrons the unique experience of tableside culinary presentation. This flavorful event serves one or more of seven remarkable courses from innovative custom menus & caters up to thirty guests. His menu offers a choice palette of the freshest flavors in the northwest in a gallery of breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner. We offer catering & banquet facilities for parties up to three hundred, coordinated by Dawna Tarrant who has worked our waterlevel banquets for twenty-two years. She creates formal to casual ambience enhanced by the water and we always encourage parties and receptions to arrive by boat as we have ample moorage available. Our lounge offers beautiful views, top shelf liquor & wine, a hardwood dance floor, classic salsa dancing with lessons & entertainment every evening. We have been serving Seattle in excellence for 29 years! Come dine with us and we will wine, dine & entertain you!
Silver Cloud Inn
Silver Cloud Inn 1150 Fairview Ave. N. | 206.447.9500
Named for Seattle's notorious weather, the Silver Cloud Inn is part of a locally owned chain known for its clean facilities and excellent customer care. The 184 guest rooms come with refrigerators, voice mail, microwaves, and PC data port phones, and some include views of Lake Union, French doors, and fireplaces. The hotel also boasts two swimming pools, complimentary breakfasts, laundry facilities, a business center, gift shop, and fitness center. Take advantage of the Silver Cloud Inn Silver Rewards Program and earn complimentary nights and Alaska Airlines miles.
The Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley St. | 206.382.2628
The Center for Wooden Boats is a dynamic, hands-on maritime heritage museum, where visitors are encouraged to explore the Center's nearly 100 docked vessels, learn maritime skills, and get out on the water. The Center provides affordable group and private sailing lessons, and hosts numerous Maritime Heritage Skills Workshops that cover everything from sail making and knot tying, to crafting Aleutian paddles and boat building. Every Sunday, the Center offers free, half-our classic boat rides.
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