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This one was obscure. Talk about over reacting.
Over reacting is not the problem. It's not reacting that is the problem. Things can get out of hand real quick then everyone will blame each other for not dealing with this appropriately.
 

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The Lotte Hotel appears to be having a soft opening. Walked past and there was a manned valet stand at the entrance on 5th. Would've confirmed but he was helping what appeared to be a guest. Official opening is September 24th: LOTTE HOTEL SEATTLE Official Website
They picked a helluva time to delay opening into. Maybe it's better that they didn't staff up and then turn around and fire a bunch of folks?
 

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South Korea has very little Covid, and Lotte is a massive company. Maybe they see it as a minor cost that's worthwhile.
Agreed. Lotte only has a few hotels in North America, a wealthy region they hope to tap further. Not generating immediate profit from Seattle is just part of Lotte's cost of establishing a business foothold in North America.
 

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Just a quick update for anyone who hasn't been past the F5 during the pandemic. The green wall plantings along James Street wall look terrible. For my commute home Waze often has me hop on I-5 for a ways then use James to get down to Alaskan Way. The sidewalks and streets are so sparsely populated at 5:30 pm it could be 5am on a Sunday morning in the olden times.
 

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Just a quick update for anyone who hasn't been past the F5 during the pandemic. The green wall plantings along James Street wall look terrible. For my commute home Waze often has me hop on I-5 for a ways then use James to get down to Alaskan Way. The sidewalks and streets are so sparsely populated at 5:30 pm it could be 5am on a Sunday morning in the olden times.
That green wall has always been a struggle for them. For the 2 years I worked across the street at Columbia Center, I think they rebuilt it/repaired it 4 or 5 different times...
 

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That green wall has always been a struggle for them. For the 2 years I worked across the street at Columbia Center, I think they rebuilt it/repaired it 4 or 5 different times...
Yeah, this. They never got it right. I'm not sure I've seen a successful green wall outdoors. The inside one at Madison Centre has always looked good, at least when viewed walking past. I'm not an expert and I assumed they hired experts prior to install but the spaces for the plants look really small relative to the plants placed in them. Keep enough water in those, even in our climate, would be a problem.
 
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