News and Announcements

Raffle Prizes for the Bite of Union Square!

We’re excited to announce the raffle prizes for the 2018 Bite of Union Square, generously donated by the Union Square retailers and Washington Holdings!

  • Two $25 gift cards for Blue Water Tacos/Fresh Table
  • Ten $10 gift cards for Union Square Cleaners
  • Five $10 gift cards for World Fresh Asian Eatery
  • One $100 Cortina gift card (provided by Washington Holdings)
  • One $100 Cortina gift card (provider by Ethan Stowell Restaurants)
  • An Evergreens water bottle, Evergreens socks, and a catered salad for 5-7 people (provided by Evergreens)
  • Two reusable cold cups and two pounds of coffee (provided by Starbucks)
  • A plush teddy bear (provided by Dimples)
  • Twenty $5 gift cards for Sean’s Place

Be sure to bring your business cards and enter for the drawing at the Washington Holdings table at the Bite of Union Square on the second level of the courtyard!  Good luck!

Bite of Union Square

It’s that time again for our annual summer tenant appreciation event, the Bite of Union Square! As we do every year, we have planned this event in partnership with the Union Square retailers and service providers to be an afternoon of great food, fun, giveaways, and live music.

The 2018 Bite of Union Square will be held in the Two Union Square Arne Gillam Courtyard Wednesday, August 22nd, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. This year will feature a new band, Seattle LIVE Band, playing hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Your Union Square eateries will be providing complimentary food items and our non-food retailers will have fun giveaways. We will be collecting business cards for a drawing of excellent prizes donated by your Union Square retailers; be sure to bring yours!

Special thanks to our participating Union Square retailers: Blue Water Taco Grill and Fresh Table Café, Cortina, Dimples, Evergreens Salads, Floral Masters, Homestreet Bank, Lasting Impressions Dentistry, Sean’s Place, Seattle Dental Studio, Starbucks, and Walla Walla Farms.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact me directly at mnewell@waholdings.com. Please note that Tenant Services will be closed during the event in order to allow your Tenant Services Representatives to join you in person.

All tenants of Union Square are invited. Please encourage everyone from each of your offices to join us at the 2018 Bite of Union Square. We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer Sounds Concerts Announced

The Downtown Seattle Association has announced its lineup of summer concerts, now called Summer Sounds, for 2018.  Union Square will play host to concerts on three Fridays in July!

Friday, July 13th
Among Authors
12:00pm-1:00pm
www.amongauthors.com

Friday, July 20th
Northern Shakedown
12:00pm-1:00pm
www.northernshakedown.com

Friday, July 27th
Caela Bailey
12:00pm-1:00pm
www.caelabailey.com

We invite you to join us in the Arne Gillam Memorial Courtyard for some summer fun and music!

For a full lineup of summer concerts, visit: www.downtownseattle.org/summersounds

Floyd | Snider Diaper Drive

Floyd | Snider, a tenant at Two Union Square, is participating in the Westside Baby’s annual diaper drive.  They invite tenants of Union Square to help them collect diapers and other items listed below.  WestSide Baby is a great non-profit organization that keeps kids safe, warm, and dry through collection, inspection, and distribution of free diapers, clothing, cribs, and safety gear for babies and children.  Join Floyd|Snider in helping to collect over 300,000 diapers this summer.

Here’s what they need this year:

  1. Diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6
  2. Pull-ups sizes 3T-4T and 4T-5T
  3. Hygiene items: wipes, baby shampoo, baby wash, power, lotion and diaper cream

Floyd | Snider will be collecting items through July 6th.  They will be collected at Floyd | Snider’s front desk weekdays between 8am and 5pm.  Or you can donate online at http://westsidebaby.org/make-a-donation/

Floyd | Snider is located in Two Union Square at 601 Union Street, Suite 600.  We hope you will consider donating to this great cause.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kristen Legg, at kristen.legg@floydsnider.com or 206.292.2078.

What’s New at Union Square?

You may have noticed some exciting new developments here at Union Square.

Here are the highlights:

*The beautiful new glass entry at 6th & Union is now fully operational.

*Ethan Stowell’s Cortina Restaurant officially opened May 16th!    (Did you know? Apparently every table and bar seat has a plug   and a USB port…and this is the largest ESR yet!)

*The One Union retail area is nearing completion

*Evergreens Salad is serving fresh salads three ways!

*The main lobby remodel of Two Union is progressing well, with finish materials now going in- including flooring, wall surfaces and ceilings.

We anticipate the majority of the lobby opening and being complete in early fall. Keep watching for updates!

Renovation Update March 5, 2018

As you have noticed, our renovation project continues to move forward!  As part of this process, our contractor will be replacing the sidewalk on the northwest side of Union Square on 6th Avenue and Union Street.  The work will take place from March 12th-March 23rd from 7:00am-3:30pm.

During this time, the 6th and Union entrance to Two Union Square will remain open.  However, certain periods of construction will require the closure of the sidewalks on either 6th Avenue and/or Union Street.  Please follow the marked paths, indicated by our contractor’s construction barricades and cones.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve Union Square!

Renovation Update January 9, 2018

As you have likely noticed, we are nearing completion on the construction of a tunnel system in the Two Union Square main lobby that will allow renovation work to proceed while still allowing Tenants and their visitors access to the tower.

Our main goal is to provide clear, accessible routes for you and your office visitors to the tower during this phase of construction.  The following routes are available:

  1. Via the escalators from the Lower Lobby Level (Starbucks/Walla Walla Farms level)
  2. Via the southwest entrance (above the grand staircase leading out onto the third floor plaza in the Courtyard near the former shoe shine shop)
  3. Via Elevator 30 (Accessible from Levels 1, 2 and 7th Avenue)
  4. Via the East Entrance (by the Convention Center/Freeway Park)
  5. Via the East Parking Garage Elevators (northeast corner of main lobby)
  6. Via the Entrance adjacent to the East Parking Garage Elevators (northeast corner on the Convention Center/Freeway Park Level)

Please note that the Grand Staircase will remain closed during this portion of the project.  Additionally, the courtyard passageway outside, immediately north of the security desk is closed for construction staging.

The tunnel system will remain in place until this summer.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to revealing our new and improved Two Union Square main lobby.  We will keep you updated as construction progresses.

If you have any questions, please contact Tenant Services at 206.623.4567 or unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

 

2018 Building Holidays

One and Two Union Square will be closed in 2018 on holidays generally observed in Washington State.  The holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When the buildings are closed, access to the buildings and elevators are available to our tenants with the use of your after-hours access card.  Heating and air conditioning are not operated unless prior arrangements are made thru Tenant Services (unionsquareservice@waholdings.com or 206.623.4567). Tenant Services will be closed on all observed holidays.

For emergency assistance, Security can be reached 24/7, at 206.613.5333.

Two Union Renovation updates for Monday, August 21

This next phase of the renovation project takes us to the entrance at 6th and Union and work will commence this Monday, August 21st. This part of the project involves upgrades to both the interior lobby as well as the exterior plaza area leading to the revolving doors.

Today, August 17, the seating in the level 1 lobby will be removed and construction barriers will be installed in the lobby on Monday. The revolving doors at 6th and Union will be inaccessible while this work is underway. However, you may still access the level 1 lobby and the escalators by using the courtyard door (ADA accessible) which is to the right of the revolving doors just inside the courtyard.

Upcoming closure schedule affecting 6th Avenue / Union Street Entrance:

  • Monday, August 21, construction barricades will block revolving doors – use doorway inside courtyard to access lobby.
  • Monday, August 28, construction barriers will be extended further into the plaza area outside of the revolving doors. You may access the courtyard via the accessible ramp, then proceed to the lobby via the courtyard door.

Further updates on additional exterior upgrades will be posted as we get closer to the work commencing.

Any questions? Please contact Building Management at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com. Thank you for your continued patience.