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November 13, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Traffic: Fairview Avenue dig begins Monday

A long and disruptive street dig on Fairview Avenue North in Seattle won’t begin until at least Monday, even though a pair of excavating machines are already parked in the center lane. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) needs to replace 78 feet of 12-inch diameter sewer pipe clogged by concrete that somehow spilled or leaked from construction…

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November 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Planned Mercer concrete pour snarls Friday traffic

Those traffic slowdowns entering South Lake Union on Friday morning didn’t result from a mistake by contractors, but a planned city project to finish essential paving work. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced the one-day job by email around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, when it became apparent that today’s weather would be dry and warm…

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September 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

New bottleneck starts tonight near Seattle’s Mercer Street

Cars and bikes will have to merge together this week on southbound Dexter Avenue North, which is being narrowed to just one lane starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, until Friday morning, for a sewer project. Work will take place between Roy and Mercer streets in the booming South Lake Union area. The Seattle Department of Transportation…

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September 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Suspect arrested in double stabbing near South Lake Union

Update 2:38 p.m. A man wanted for allegedly stabbing two people near South Lake Union was arrested in Belltown after allegedly mugging someone on the street. “Officers were out looking for him,” said Seattle police spokesman Drew Fowler. Details of  the robbery weren’t released. The man was arrested at Third Avenue and Bell Street around 2:30 p.m. Fowler said the man…

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July 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Motorcyclist hospitalized after South Lake Union crash

A 25-year-old motorcyclist has been hospitalized with critical injuries after a collision with a car in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, said Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. The 8:02 a.m. crash, which occurred in the 1900 block of Westlake Avenue North, sent the motorcyclist through the windshield of the car. The motorcyclist, who was unconscious after the…

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June 12, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Seattle wedding-venue owners call closure ‘horrible,’ but no refunds

The owners of a South Lake Union wedding venue and art gallery, who emailed customers that they’d been forced to abruptly shut down because of an electrical fire and subsequent termination of their lease, said Thursday that they are “terribly sorry,” but won’t be refunding their customers’ payments. A second email to customers on…

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June 11, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Owners of closed Seattle wedding venue revise story to customers

The owners of a South Lake Union wedding venue and art gallery, who abruptly shut down their business explaining to customers via email that the building had been badly damaged in an electrical fire, now say their lease was terminated in a process “more complicated than we originally shared in our first letter.” An email…

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May 20, 2014 at 5:14 PM

2 pedestrians struck by car in South Lake Union

Two men were hospitalized with serious injuries this afternoon after being struck by a car in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The Seattle Fire Department said the two victims, ages 39 and 62, were crossing at Fairview Avenue North and Denny Way when they were struck by a car.  Both men hit the car’s windshield, according to the fire…

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February 21, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Man lying in garage driveway hit by car Thursday night

A man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after police say he was struck by a car in the South Lake Union neighborhood last night. The man was lying in the driveway of a parking garage at Mercer Street and Yale Avenue North, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. A woman driving a gray Subaru struck him, Jamieson said. “The…

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