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Brian Miller
Real Estate Reporter
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June 21, 2018

Rainier Square's big lease to Amazon is on again, so what about that hotel?

Wright Runstad suffered a nasty scare last month when Seattle City Council passed its controversial head tax. Amazon, which had leased all 722,000 square feet of offices in the Rainier Square tower now under construction at 1301 Fifth Ave., said it might sublease the space instead.

Last week, Wright Runstad President Greg Johnson was relaxed, chipper and upbeat in a briefing about the project to CREW. The crisis was past, since the council had abruptly rescinded the tax only the day before the lunch gathering at Motif Seattle hotel.

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