News and Announcements

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!

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.

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!

July Renovation Update

Renovation work is continuing forward and the focus is now on the fireplace lobby between One and Two Union Square. For the next 4 weeks or so, the retail concourse between the two buildings will be closed while work in that area is in progress. There are several signs throughout the area denoting the detour route between the buildings, with additional signage coming soon.

Please note that all businesses are open during construction, but it may likely take a few more steps outside of your normal routine or route.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while we’re renovating.  If you have any questions, please contact Building Management at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.  Thank you!

Tips and Tricks: Accessing One or Two Union – After Normal Business Hours

Access cards may be used to gain entrance to both One and Two Union Square after-hours; however, the cardholder must also possess an office key to gain entrance to his/her own tenant space. (For your protection, Security is not authorized to provide access to tenant spaces without prior authorization.) Please be mindful that due to the current renovation project where work mostly occurs nights and weekends, access may be restricted at building entrances and through common areas which may alter your normal route.

Card reader locations are as follows:

One Union:

  • Main courtyard at 6th and University
  • G level entrance near MOD Pizza
  • PK level of the parking garage

Two Union:

  • 7th Ave by revolving doors
  • 6th Ave courtyard entrance at level 1
  • Level 2 by Fireplace Lobby (note that from 7/24 to the end of August, this after-hours entrance is restricted)
  • Main Lobby level by garage elevators.

Important to note: Although card readers are found in all of the locations listed above, your card will work only in the building in which you are a tenant. As an example, a One Union tenant’s card will not work at the fireplace lobby entrance, but it will work at the 6th Avenue entrances.

Your card will only allow you elevator access to the floor on which you are a tenant.

For questions, please contact Building Management at UnionSquareService@waholdings.com.

Renovation Project Update – Two Union Escalator Closure

As we wrap up work and prepare to reopen the entrances at 7th Avenue and the stairs leading to levels 1 and 2 near the retail concourse, the next phase of work is set to begin.  This next phase involves some structural work which will require the closing of the Two Union escalators at the 6th and Union entrance on level 1 up to and including the escalators to the main lobby level.

The first closure is a one week period from May 15 to 19. The escalators will reopen but later close again for approximately two months.  Another announcement will be provided for this closure.

We understand the inconvenience this closure is going to be for many of our tenants and guests and would like to provide alternatives during this closure. Several building entrances to note are:

  • From 6th Avenue, enter mid-block between HomeStreet Bank and Marcos. Proceed through the second level of the courtyard to the doorways and use either the Grand Staircase, or elevator 30 to reach the Two Union main lobby.
  • 6th and Union – enter the courtyard and use courtyard stairs to level 2 and enter the building or continue up to level 3 via the courtyard stairs.
  • 6th Avenue, enter near MOD pizza and follow the retail concourse to the Grand Staircase.
  • 7th Avenue, this entrance will be reopened on May 15. The elevator at this entrance is also an accessible elevator and can take you from 7th Avenue up to the Two Union main lobby level.
  • 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.
  • 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_weekend of April 14

Renovations for the next several weekends in the level 2 retail concourse, outside of Starbucks and Walla Walla Farms, will continue as preparations are underway for the new Terrazzo flooring.  While this work is in progress the retail concourse will be closed (weekends only from Friday at 6PM to Monday at 5AM). Navigating between One and Two Union Square is limited to outside entrances/exits. Parking garage elevators are not affected.

Continue to check this page for updates; we’ll update the information as often as possible.  Thank you for your continued patience and support during  renovations.  For any questions, please call building management at (206) 623-4567.

Renovation Project – Seating in retail corridor

Demo of the carpet and ceilings has begun in the retail corridor in the area near Starbucks and Walla Walla Farms.  The seating from this area has been relocated to the One Union side –  just past the fireplace lobby. Please visit the area around the corner to find seating for your lunch, coffee or break from the office.  We expect that the renovation project in this retail corridor will be complete by mid-June.  We are excited for everyone to see the improvements on level 2 in just a few short months!

Thanks for your patience during renovations.  Come back to this site often for more updates!