News and Announcements

Don’t Miss Twinkle Twinkle This Friday, Dec. 1st

Come help us celebrate Freeway Park Illuminations with: Free hot chocolate, make your own s’mores at the bonfire and the Dickens Carolers! At 6pm, join the parade to the Figgy Pudding Event at Westlake Park.

Renovation Update November 8, 2017

Good news!  We have reopened part of the corner entry at  6th Avenue and Union Street.  Pedestrian traffic may now use the ramp from 6th and Union for access to the ground level courtyard and the Two Union Square entry door at the base of the waterfall.

The next phase of construction will close the 6th Avenue sidewalk in front of the retail shop, Butch Blum.  The sidewalk will remain closed for a couple of weeks.

We understand the inconvenience this closure may cause for many of our tenants and their guests and would like to provide alternative routes during the 6th Avenue sidewalk closure. Building entrances to note are:

  • From 6th Avenue, enter mid-block next to HomeStreet Bank. Proceed through to the second level of the courtyard to the doorways on the right for One Union.  Proceed straight for the entrance at the Two Union Starbucks on the right or continue straight for the entrance to the  Two Union Grand Staircase.  Access to elevator to reach the Two Union main lobby is available next to the Grand Staircase.
  • 6th Avenue, enter near MOD pizza.  Proceed straight to the escalator for One Union or turn left and follow the retail concourse to the Grand Staircase for Two Union.
  • 7th Avenue and Union, external stairs between Two Union and the Convention Center. At the top of the staircase, turn right, then use the entrance near Tully’s.  Alternatively from 7th Avenue and Union, Two Union is accessible at the 7th Avenue street level south bound through the revolving doors or by elevator on the right.
  • Parking garage entrances are also available.

For access to Butch Blum, please use the interior courtyard entry door.  Additionally, there will be periodic access available via the front doors on 6th Avenue, as construction allows.

Thank you for your patience while we undergo renovations.  Please contact the building management team with questions or concerns at: unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

First Aid and CPR Classes for Tenants

In an effort to encourage and support the continuous education of our Tenants and their Floor Wardens on emergency training, Washington Holdings is pleased to offer first aid and CPR training certification classes presented by Jeff Vollandt at AidFirst.   The cost of the class is $65 per person. We will invoice your employer directly after the training. To register, email Mick Newell, Property Manager, at mnewell@waholdings.com. There is limited space available so sign up now. (The class is limited to 40 attendees per class)

The classes will be held in the One Union Square Boardroom on Fridays, November 3rd, November 10th, and November 17th beginning at 9:00 AM and will take approximately 5 hours.  All attendees will receive a certificate of completion recognized by Labor and Industries, which is valid for two years.  All training materials are provided.

AidFirst brings a mobile classroom to educate your team members for that unplanned emergency. With professional, experienced care providers they create an environment that is fun, safe and that meets Washington State Health and Safety Standards.

Renovation update September 12, 2017

The next phase of work on our exciting renovation is set to expand on the work currently happening on the street level at the corner of 6th Avenue and Union Street .  This next phase will require the closing of the 6th Avenue and Union Street entry to the street level courtyard of Union Square.

This phase of the renovation will take approximately 10 to 12 weeks.

We understand the inconvenience this closure may cause for many of our tenants and guests and would like to provide alternative routes during this closure. Building entrances to note are:

  • From 6th Avenue, enter mid-block next to HomeStreet Bank. Proceed through to the second level of the courtyard to the doorways on the right for One Union.  Proceed straight for the entrance at the Two Union Starbucks on the right or continue strait for the entrance to the  Two Union Grand Staircase.  Access to elevator to reach the Two Union main lobby is available next to the Grand Staircase.
  • 6th Avenue, enter near MOD pizza.  Proceed strait to the escalator for One Union or turn left and follow the retail concourse to the Grand Staircase for Two Union.
  • 7th Avenue and Union, external stairs between Two Union and the Convention Center. At the top of the staircase, turn right, then use the entrance near Tully’s.  Alternatively from 7th Avenue and Union, Two Union is accessible at the 7th Avenue street level south bound through the revolving doors or by elevator on the right.
  • Parking garage entrances are also available.

Thank you for your patience while we undergo renovations.  Please contact the building management team with questions or assistance at: unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

 

Renovation Update as of August 30

Yesterday, we completed the work above the escalators that lead to the pedestrian concourse between Union Square and the Rainier Tower. You may once again access the concourse to reach the Hilton garage elevators and the eateries in the concourse. However, please note that due to ongoing construction at the Rainier Tower, the entire concourse is not accessible. To exit outside, stairs leading to 5th Avenue can be found between Market Fresh and Umma’s Lunchbox, or you may return to the Union Square escalators to exit to 6th Avenue from our buildings.

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.

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 2017 Bite of Union Square will be held in the Two Union Square Arne Gillam Courtyard Wednesday, August 23rd, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. Mango Son is returning with their unique blend of Latin American Creole music. 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!

We hope to see everyone Wednesday afternoon at the Bite!

Project updates as of August 15

The Two Union escalators leading from 6th Avenue to the Two Union retail concourse and to the Two Union main lobby are reopened as of this morning. Thank you for your patience navigating through the courtyard over the past several weeks.

In the next few days, work will be commencing in the plaza area outside the 6th and Union entrance.  The revolving doors will not be accessible while this work is underway.  You can access the level 1 lobby and get to the escalators by using the interior courtyard side entrance (ADA door), which is inside the courtyard to the right of the revolving doors.

If you are wondering what we’re doing on Union Street, all of the exterior canopies are being replaced with glass panels allowing for natural sunlight during the day, and at night, the panels will be lighted with bright lighting.  Lots of upgrades!

Keep checking back here for updates – we’ll post as often as we can to keep everyone informed.  Contact Building Management with questions at (206) 623-4567.

Union Square Escalator to Rainier Tower_Upcoming Closure

As you may have seen or heard, Rainier Tower’s pedestrian concourse between Union Square and the Rainier Tower will have limited accessibility effective August 1. Furthermore, Union Square has revised their construction schedule for work above the escalators leading to the concourse to coincide with a portion of the Rainier Tower’s work.   

As of Monday, July 31st at 8PM, the Union Square escalators leading to the concourse will be closed for an approximate 4-week period.  Access will then be limited to the 5th Avenue entrance adjacent to the 5th Avenue Theatre.  Market Fresh and Umma’s Lunch Box, both eateries in the concourse, will be open during the construction period.  

For those who use the pedestrian concourse as their normal route to and from Union Square, please remember to enter the buildings at 6th and University or 6th and Union rather than through the concourse. 

We appreciate everyone’s patience while Union Square’s renovation work is underway. Contact Building Management at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com with any questions.  Thank you.

 

Summer Tenant Events

Out To Lunch Concerts at Union Square!

Beginning on Wednesday August 2nd the Downtown Seattle Association’s Out to Lunch Concert Series begins at Union Square!  The first 3 Wednesdays in August, enjoy music in the courtyard!  The following is the schedule for Union Square:

  • August 2, Soul Revue
  • August 9, Sherik’s Bandalabra
  • August 16, Headwaves

Concerts begin at noon and conclude at 1:30.  For information on the Out to Lunch Concerts presented by the DSA, see their website at https://downtownseattle.org/events/out-to-lunch/.

We hope everyone is able to attend the concerts at Union Square!

The 16th Annual Bite of Union Square

The Bite of Union Square is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23rd  in the Two Union Square Arne Gillam Courtyard from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. Mango Son is returning with their unique blend of Latin American Creole music. Your Union Square eateries will be providing complimentary food items and our non-food retailers will have fun giveaways.

We’d love to see everyone at this year’s Bite of Union Square. Your building management team will be at the Washington Holdings cookie table, so be certain to stop by, grab a cookie (or two), say hi and drop a business card in the bin for a drawing of excellent raffle prizes.

We hope to see everyone there!  Enjoy your summer!