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Ascent South Lake Union Welcomes New Retailers to Heart of Seattle’s Burgenoning Tech Neighborhood

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Indian Fusion Café and Boutique Fitness and Wellness Studios Add to the Vibrancy of Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood

SEATTLE, WA (February 25, 2019) – Ascent South Lake Union, Seattle’s premier urban residential building by national multifamily developer Greystar, today unveiled three new retail offerings set to open on the ground floor of the 25-story building located in the dynamic neighborhood of South Lake Union. Premiering for the first-time ever, Lassi + Spice, an Indian fusion café, will open this month alongside MOTION Stretch, a holistic stretching studio for stretching therapy wellness, and Club Pilates, a Reformer style Pilates studio.  The retail space at the base of the building will welcome additional retail tenants to the area in the coming months.

“Following the launch of Ascent as South Lake Union’s first residential high-rise, we are excited to introduce more firsts to Seattle’s fastest growing enclave,” said Aaron Keeler, Senior Director of Development at Greystar. “As our thriving community continues to see an influx of diverse cultures and interests, these desirable new retailers will offer Ascent residents and the greater community of South Lake Union convenient access to leading fitness and food and beverage offerings. We are honored that these emerging brands selected our location for their new brick-and-mortar locations and we look forward to introducing additional cutting-edge retailers soon to our vibrant, active community.” 

Created by coffee connoisseur and former Starbucks executive Susannah Dhamdhere, Lassi + Spice is a first-of-its-kind Indian-inspired coffee shop and café launching its initial location at Ascent in January 2019. Dedicated to celebrating Indian cuisine and culture, Lassi + Spice is poised to be a new coffee mecca for Seattle locals and visitors alike. Featuring high protein, low sugar blended smoothies, Indian coffees and teas, and savory snacks and treats, the menu will offer unique items including exotic Rose Lassi with yogurt, milk rose syrup, rose petals and saffron; Chaat, a delicious medley of crunchy, salty, sweet and spicy flavors; and Masla Chai, created with black tea leaves gently simmered in milk, raw sugar and spices.

Popular boutique stretching studio MOTION Stretch will be launching as the brand’s first Washington location, becoming one of the company’s newest locations outside of Los Angeles and Atlanta. Dedicated to the transformation of whole-body stretching, MOTION Stretch offers equipment and instructors who lead holistic sessions to target the myofascial points of tension in the body. A growing wellness trend for athletes and individuals of all backgrounds, stretching-specific sessions with the MOTION coaches help prevent injury, give more energy, and build strength and elasticity. In early February 2019,

Club Pilates will also open its first location in South Lake Union. Modernized with group practice and expanded state-of-the-art equipment, Club Pilates offers high-quality, life-changing training available for all levels of fitness in addition to access to TRX, Barre, Exo-Chair, Bosu ball, mats, rollers and more.

About Ascent South Lake Union 

Developed by Greystar, Ascent South Lake Union is a 25-story luxury apartment tower in Seattle’s up-and-coming neighborhood of South Lake Union. Comprised of 251 modern residences and a full suite of amenities, Ascent South Lake Union is located adjacent to Amazon headquarters and within walking distance of major employers. Touting unparalleled views of the Downtown skyline, Lake Union and the Space Needle, the community features contemporary one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with average rental rates ranging from approximately $2,600 – $9,355 per month. Officially opening this fall, Ascent South Lake Union features amenities including a rooftop lounge and open-air deck, organic green roof, a rooftop spa, indoor entertainment kitchen, a pet spa, and state-of-the-art fitness center. In-residence features include spacious custom closets, Alexa-controlled automatic lighting and window shades, Nest thermostats, and even secret TV screens embedded into the bathroom mirrors, with penthouses also offering residents monogram 28 bottle wine reserve. For more information on Ascent South Lake Union, www.LiveAscentSLU.com.

About Greystar

Greystar is a leading, fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment management, development and property management of rental housing properties globally. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, managing over 480,000 units in over 150 markets globally, with an aggregate estimated value of approximately $80 billion. Greystar also has a robust institutional investment management platform dedicated to managing capital on behalf of a global network of institutional investors with over $31 billion in gross assets under management including more than $12 billion of developments that have been completed or are underway. Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 with the intent to become a provider of world class service in the rental housing real estate business. To learn more about Greystar, visit Greystar.com