Anyone who still thinks that Amazon hasn't overtaken Microsoft as Seattle's principal economic engine needs to read the report in the Puget Sound Business Journal on Monday.
Kip Spencer, co-founder of the Seattle-based online office-listing service OfficeSpace.com, tells PSBJ:
"If those accounts are accurate, it may very well be the real estate story of the year."
Of course, the lease is still only a rumor at this point, with neither side confirming or denying the deal. But if Amazon doesn't end up in the Schnitzer West building, it's only a matter of time before it expands somewhere else.