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Seattle is the first major US city to reach 70% vaccination rate among those 12 and older! https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-reaches-70-full-vaccination-first-major-us-city-to-do-so #waterfrontbiz

Coast Guard proposes to triple the size of its Arctic operations on Seattle’s waterfront. Read more at https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/coast-guard-could-triple-base-size-on-seattle-waterfront-as-u-s-ramps-up-arctic-presence/ #waterfrontbiz

149,000 people visited Seattle the week of May 2, 2021, compared to only 56,000 the same week last year, according to data from DSA @downtownseattle. Read more at

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Seattle’s waterfront businesses welcome holiday crowds as more attractions reopen

Restaurants, attractions and the piers were filled with people and tourists for long Memorial Day weekend.


Expect to start seeing cruise ships in the coming weeks. At first, they will be here to take on crews and provisions. New Port of Seattle cruise newsletter coming soon. Stay tuned. #waterfrontbiz

Ferry traffic is down, but congestion is expected to increase this summer on runs out of Seattle because of a recent fire on the Wenatchee vessel. Read the latest ferry news at https://westseattleblog.com/2021/05/fare-increase-options-vaccination-celebration-what-else-surfaced-washington-state-ferries-spring-meeting-with-encore-tomorrow/ #waterfrontbiz

Today marks the start of repairs on I-5 through Seattle. Expect various weekend and evening closures between now and Fall 2022. Details at: https://wsdot.wa.gov/news/2021/05/19/southbound-revive-i-5-project-seattle-starts-may-24

KOMO News reports on the increase of traffic and business along Seattle’s waterfront at https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-waterfront-and-its-businesses-are-on-the-road-to-recovery

Cruise lines have announced their intention to start sailing from Seattle to Alaska at the end of July. Still many details to sort out. More at https://www.seattletimes.com/business/seattle-alaska-cruises-to-resume-in-july-says-holland-america/

The City of Seattle is extending its pandemic permitting policy promoting patio dining for restaurants until May 2022. Read the rest of the story at


The new Alaskan Way will open between Yesler and Marion Street tonight! The existing roadway will move from next to the water and Colman Dock to the east side of the right of way. Read all about it and check out the slick animation at


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May 10 2021 Construction Update | Seattle Waterfront

Construction Update from Waterfront Seattle and Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects: May 10, 2021 ALASKAN WA…


Anthony’s Fish Bar at Pier 66 is open daily from noon til 7PM with covered outdoor seating. Anthony’s Pier 66 (the dining room upstairs) is open Wednesday to Sunday from 4 to 9 PM. Anthony’s is hiring now. #waterfrontbiz

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Anthony’s Pier 66 | Anthony's Restaurants

Anthony’s Pier 66 is a premier Northwest seafood restaurant with panoramic views of the Seattle waterfront, Mt. Rainier, and Elliott Bay.


The Senate just passed the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act. It is now headed to the House for consideration. This could pave the way for cruise ships to sail from Seattle to Alaska in July. Fingers crossed. More at


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U.S. Senate allows Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass Canada; House action could allow summer cruises this year

As American voyages resume in other states, Canadian restrictions are the biggest remaining hurdle to resuming cruise tourism to Alaska this year.


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