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Titillating musings from the team at Graphica.

November 11, 2015

South Lake Union: Home of the G

Our little South Lake Union neighborhood has changed a lot since we set up shop in 1997. What was once dingy corner delis and a sprawling bar scene has morphed into a thriving tech economy with more food trucks than you could visit and high-rises as far as the eye can see. In fact, we're awaiting new construction right in our back parking lot! It's definitely a new scene, with more new faces each coming year. Let's take a look back at SLU through the years.

The REI Building, built in 1996 by Mithun Partners, was an impressive addition to the neighborhood. Complete with 65-foot indoor climbing wall, the building is as compelling today as it was then. Photo sourced from www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1537216&page=2

The REI Building, built in 1996 by Mithun Partners, was an impressive addition to the neighborhood. Complete with 65-foot indoor climbing wall, the building is as compelling today as it was then.

Photo sourced from www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1537216&page=2

in 1998, Fred Hutch partners with University of Washington and Seattle Children's to form Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, cementing SLU as a premier cancer therapy and research hub. Graphica has partnered with SCCA and many other biotech companies throughout the years.

in 1998, Fred Hutch partners with University of Washington and Seattle Children's to form Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, cementing SLU as a premier cancer therapy and research hub. Graphica has partnered with SCCA and many other biotech companies throughout the years.

It feels to us that the Mercer Corridor has been under construction for decades! It's almost finished now. Has it helped traffic? We aren't so sure... Photo sourced from www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercer_background.htm

It feels to us that the Mercer Corridor has been under construction for decades! It's almost finished now. Has it helped traffic? We aren't so sure...

Photo sourced from www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercer_background.htm

Our second office opens in 2006! Feierabend has been our go-to for an after work oktoberfest or fried pickles at happy hour after a long week. Great service and great food, they help keep us sane(er). Photo sourced at feierabendseattle.com

Our second office opens in 2006! Feierabend has been our go-to for an after work oktoberfest or fried pickles at happy hour after a long week. Great service and great food, they help keep us sane(er).

Photo sourced at feierabendseattle.com

Amazon begins purchasing and consolidating buildings en masse in SLU in 2012. It has contributed greatly to the new tech economy booming in South Lake Union. Photo sourced at joelrogers.photoshelter.com/image/I0000_Z0Cz_CKWUo

Amazon begins purchasing and consolidating buildings en masse in SLU in 2012. It has contributed greatly to the new tech economy booming in South Lake Union.

Photo sourced at joelrogers.photoshelter.com/image/I0000_Z0Cz_CKWUo

Rogers & Ryan opens up just a few doors down from us. We always go to Margaret for a gift, a card, some chocolate, or just to have a friendly chat. So glad her charming store is so close by! Photo sourced at www.facebook.com/rogersandryan/

Rogers & Ryan opens up just a few doors down from us. We always go to Margaret for a gift, a card, some chocolate, or just to have a friendly chat. So glad her charming store is so close by!

Photo sourced at www.facebook.com/rogersandryan/

Thanks for taking our little SLU tour. Seattle is constantly changing and growing, but it will always be home to G!

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