Pioneer Square in the News
September 6, 2011  |  News, PI

Masins pulling furniture store out of Pioneer Square (Seattle Times)
Pioneer Square is losing another major retailer because of limited parking and other customer inconveniences.

Masins building could attract another tech tenant to Pioneer Sq. (TechFlash)
There might be a silver lining in Masins Fine Furnishings & Interior Design plans to leave its long-time location in Pioneer Square. While the furniture store has been a stable presence in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district for nearly 80 years, a different type of tenant might bring more shoppers and diners to the neighborhood: a high tech company.

Gallery owners stay home for Edmonds Art Studio Tour (Edmonds Beacon)
While many Edmonds artists show locally, there is now a new venue: Fraker/Scott Gallery in Pioneer Square, Seattle.

Real Estate News: Home Prices Below Year Earlier (Wall Street Journal)
Starbuck’s recent retreat from Seattle’s Pioneer Square is looking more like a bad dream. It illustrates how commercial-real-estate owners are still taking hits when selling office buildings that have lower occupancies or are outside traditional business districts.

Viaduct: Next major steps in tunnel construction (Seattle PI Blog)
With the $1.9 billion tunnel project moving ahead, start looking for more activity at the site of the tunnel’s south portal — a large gravel lot in Sodo where the First Avenue off-ramp touches down west of the sports stadiums. More trailers and heavy machinery soon will be moving in, said Chris Dixon, deputy project executive for the tunnel’s joint-venture contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners.

Seattle’s future waterfront: ideas on tap at meeting with James Corner (PSBJ)

Photo taken of art in the alley (City Sweet City Tumblr)


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