Well, it would seem that a portion of downtown Seattle is about to become headquarters to Amazon, purveyors of everything in the known universe (and three other universes, pending a merger):
Amazon.com Inc. is purchasing property in central Seattle with plans to construct about 3 million square feet of office space, a move that could have the online retail bellwether owning its corporate headquarters for the first time amid dramatic expansion.
Amazon is buying three large contiguous blocks in central Seattle—a short walk south of where it leases its current headquarters—from Clise Properties Inc.
The property company declined to specify the price Amazon paid for the space, but you can rest assured that it’s more money than you will ever see in your life, or, if reincarnation proves true, the thousand lifetimes awaiting you after this one.
Let’s just hope that if Seattle faces a similar situation to Jefferson County, Alabama, that Amazon will lease back portions of the city to current residents at favorable rates.
Maybe they’ll offer discounts to Prime members!