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PEMCO Selling SLU HQ, Amgen Shuttering Seattle-Area Sites

SOUTH LAKE UNIONPEMCO Insurance has announced plans to sell its headquarters building at 325 Eastlake Ave E. Their home since 1949, PEMCO plans to lease the 168,260 sq. ft. space from its new owner until they find a new location in the neighborhood. The space also includes 30K sq. ft. of developable land. [NT]

CLOSINGS—Biotech company Amgen has announced plans to shut down two of its Washington sites, including a 40-acre waterfront campus on Elliott Bay. Combined with the facility in Bothell, the move will leave about 660 people without jobs. [GeekWire]

SNOBBERY—Congratulations to Sammamish, Olympia, Redmond and Kirkland. All four Washington cities made Movoto's list of "Top 50 snobbiest small cities in America." Kirkland was deemed the snobbiest of all WA spots, ranked 19th in the nation. [Movoto]