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August 15, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Salesforce lures Amazon techs with lumpia

Another tech company is trying to recruit engineers with the promise of free food in South Lake Union. today was giving away free lunches at the Lumpia World truck parked in the shadow of Amazon’s current headquarters. The free lunches – or maybe the chicken adobo special – gave the truck one of the…


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May 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM

NEW: More views of Amazon’s Seattle tower plans

New renderings of’s huge headquarters campus plan were made available today — without the big “DRAFT” labels on the batch that appeared last week. The project was reviewed last night by Seattle’s design commission, which is reviewing how the three towers will fit into the cityscape. The renderings show additional views of the public…


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November 4, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Serious Pie 2.0 comes to

The Neapolitan pizza oven in’s new cafeteria is going to get some serious competition. Seattle Met’s reporting that Tom Douglas is putting a second Serious Pie just around the corner, on the second floor of a spot at Westlake and Harrison, where he’s also setting up a second location for the Dahlia Bakery. There’s a…


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July 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

A peek inside Tesla’s Seattle showroom, wow (Updated)

As in wow, there’s a ton of work to do before the Seattle showroom — Tesla’s fourth in the U.S. – opens for a customer event Friday night.

When I dropped by this afternoon, a truck was unloading sheetrock to cover the bare stud walls and workers were hustling around, clearing rubble, painting trim and cleaning up dust.


(I’m also curious to see how a low-riding Tesla Roadster will make it over the high curb into the building and past that tree along Westlake.)

UPDATE: Tesla spokeswoman Rachel Konrad answered my questions, saying that the showroom itself will be ready “so that prospective buyers can test drive the cars and talk to our salespeople in a nice retail environment, but the service center is probably going to be ready in six weeks. That’s the part that requires more equipment and construction.”

As for the curb issue, she said the cars will enter and exit from another side of the building.

A few more snapshots:


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