Astro Biz: Vega apartments

Vega apartmentsMany businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.

This week’s Astro Biz is the Vega apartments in West Seattle. Vega is about half a block from the West Seattle Junction transit center, often a transfer spot for us as we head to or from astronomy events around town, so the building’s blue neon sign was hard to miss as we rode by.

We had to smile a bit at the building’s website claiming that Vega is “ten minutes from downtown.” That’s a 3 a.m., maybe, but Vega is in a good spot for access to transit as well as restaurants and other businesses in the Junction neighborhood.

We wonder what it is about naming apartment buildings after astronomical objects. We’ve featured several already and there are a couple more in the queue.

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