Are Cobaltians a Match for Amazonian Appetites?
In case you missed it, Cobalt CEO John Holt was just interviewed in the local Seattle newspaper Northwest Asian Weekly, in an article about the International District.
In the article, Holt describes the reasons for moving Cobalt’s headquarters to its new location at 605 Union Station: having everyone under one roof, fabulous views, excellent access to public transportation…and food.
“In the part of SODO we were in, there just weren’t a lot of places to eat at. There weren’t a lot of other services — haircut, dry cleaning, post office. Here we are in a more urban environment, and there are just more services locally,” said Holt.
“Our food choices have expanded dramatically. Uwajimaya is across the street. Wonderful stuff. Culturally, it’s much more expansive,” added Holt.
The article goes on to mention the recent move of Amazon.com out of the ID, and wonder if Cobalt employees can supply the business the local merchants there are used to.
By way of answer, we give you Cobalt Software Engineer Stephen Allen, and what he describes as a “personal quest to eat everything in the International District.”
So far he’s tried a curry lunch at Thai Curry Simple across the street, Battambang Favorite Noodle at Phnom Penh Noodle House, and perhaps his favorite so far, a spicy Sichuan Boil Fish at Sichuan Cuisine. And he’s not stopping there.
He, and 800-some other Cobalt employees like him, are already starting to discover the delights of Seattle’s International District and the new options available to us there. Can we fill the void left by those who came before us? Only time will tell – but we’re sure gonna give it a shot.
The Cobalt Group