The J & M Building in Pioneer Square, photographed on Friday, June 16, 2017. The building was set to be auctioned June 2, but that auction was cancelled, putting the future of the landmark nightspot in doubt.
The owner of the Whitworth Apartments on Capitol Hill is planning a seismic retrofit in advance of new city rules that could require retrofits for unreinforced masonry buildings.
Seneca has hired BuildingWork to convert the J&M and Metropole Buildings into boutique hotels that will be managed jointly.
This renovation reinforced the building against earthquakes, made its heating system efficient, and restored it to the way it looked in 1931.