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Amazon invented a area to offer its Seattle headquarters, but the restaurants it lured there are failing

Amazon SouthLakeUnion Seattle (28 of 57)So far, Amazon hasn’t combined the abounding “18-hour” area it promised.Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider

When Amazon chose downtown Seattle for its large civic campus, John Schoettler, Amazon’s clamp boss of global genuine estate, wanted to create a abounding “18-hour” neighborhood.

To some extent, Amazon has succeeded. In a decade, nonstop growth has remade Seattle’s South Lake Union and Denny Triangle from a sea of parking lots, automobile let agencies, motels, and warehouses to radiant bureau towers and oppulance genuine estate. 

Restaurants, gyms, cafès, and even medical clinics have changed in, drawn by Amazon’s ever-expanding workforce and the guarantee of high-salaried residents due to pierce into the thousands of newly-built oppulance apartments. 

But for many of the neighborhood’s new businesses, things haven’t incited out accurately like they hoped. For one, they can’t get business in during non-work hours, at dinnertime and on weekends.

“The misfortune thing is having an dull grill and then trying to keep your staff encouraged and energized,” local restaurateur and cook Josh Henderson told Marketplace.

On a new revisit to Seattle, we checked out the supposed “18-hour” neighborhood.

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