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Oct. 25, 2010 at 1:24pm

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10th and A Street parking garage. 11:50 a.m. Mon., Oct. 25, 2010

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comments [15]  |  posted under Downtown, Russell Investments, Tacoma

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by NineInchNachos on 10/25/2010 @ 1:37pm
is there cricket noises?

by FireFlyNexes on 10/25/2010 @ 1:42pm
I doubt they have the budget for those sort of effects.

by morgan on 10/25/2010 @ 2:27pm
I wonder what an empty parking garage is going to do to the price of on-street parking.

by KevinFreitas on 10/25/2010 @ 3:48pm
Wow, powerful shot. Thanks Todd!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/25/2010 @ 3:57pm
On the other hand it seems that downtown Seattle is very happy with the hundreds of diners, shoppers, and entertainment seekers the Russell Company will provide.

From the Puget Sound Business Journal:

Starting Monday, there will be hundreds more shoppers downtown as the first wave of Russell Investments’ 900 employees report for work at the company’s new headquarters in downtown Seattle.

Local parking garages, restaurants, shops and arts organizations anticipate Russell’s employees will boost revenue as they join the lunchtime queues, stroll through Pike Place Market and check out drink specials at nearby Happy Hours and nighttime entertainment.


Read more: Puget Sound BizTalk | Puget Sound Business Journal

by fredo on 10/25/2010 @ 4:09pm
Well Seattle may have all the shoppers, all the prosperity, all the nightlife, all the businesses, all the vibe that Tacoma doesn't have. But I bet they don't have Professor Shoup's 15% parking vacancy.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/25/2010 @ 4:14pm
Something to be proud of, fredo, something to be very proud of.

by ixia on 10/25/2010 @ 5:33pm
Another great parking building to receive a complete renovation/beautification make-over including green roof. With no historic brick buildings nearby this is a shoe-in for Putnam!

by Erik on 10/25/2010 @ 6:34pm
Might as well place the parking spots on the market ASAP and see how they sell.

Yes, having Russell leave town will reduce the demand generally for parking once they are thrown into the pool.

Starting Monday, there will be hundreds more shoppers downtown as the first wave of Russell Investments’ 900 employees report for work at the company’s new headquarters in downtown Seattle.

Local parking garages, restaurants, shops and arts organizations anticipate Russell’s employees will boost revenue as they join the lunchtime queues, stroll through Pike Place Market and check out drink specials at nearby Happy Hours and nighttime entertainment. The second wave moves in Oct. 25.

The Downtown Seattle Association has been active in promoting the city to Russell staffers, and helped Seattle win a tug of war with Tacoma, which fought hard to keep the global investment firm, its largest private employer. Russell had been based in Tacoma since its founding 64 years ago by George Russell Jr.


www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2010/10...

Ouch.

by Nick on 10/25/2010 @ 7:04pm
If it's any consolation, the inside word is that more than half of those employees are currently looking for new jobs closer to Tacoma. Not every day you can say that about a large employer in Seattle.

by NineInchNachos on 10/25/2010 @ 8:37pm
Can I hire Lance and Tom for $100 a day ?

by cisserosmiley on 10/26/2010 @ 11:54am
"If it's any consolation, the inside word is that more than half of those employees are currently looking for new jobs closer to Tacoma. Not every day you can say that about a large employer in Seattle"

I don't buy this...in the 90'sI was hired by nwmfn-the mutual co that bought russell 12ish years ago (Tacoma guy gets hired by wisconsin company the same day they buy Russell-hmmm?). They were located in the Wa Mu Tower before a relocate to the old Marsh Building on 7th n Olive, never were there any conversations at the Milwaukee home office about staying in Tacoma...when asked by Milwaukee execs. "move to Seattle" was the battle cry and the Wa Mu Tower has always been the prefered locale. Now, after everyone and their brother has known Russell was moving to Seattle for the past 12 years, and probably to the Wa Mu Tower, why in anyones name would there be an employment shakeup at year 13 of this transition...this is simply the other side of the Seattle PR machine saying Russell is GREAT!!! Tacoma loves to hear how we will be mitigated-enough Tacoma! I knew Russell was leaving 12 years ago, so did all of you, lets just practice putting new better stuff in place and not peer pressure Russell employees to come back here.

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 12/7/2010 @ 11:01am
fun stuff . . .

slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2010/...

by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 12:13pm
oooh good one todd

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 12/7/2010 @ 12:44pm
precious precious seattle skyline . . . .

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