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From I-5 heading South Take the Stewart Street Exit (166) and continue onto Stewart Street Take a Right onto 8th Ave (Corner with Greyhound Parking on Left and U.S. District Court House across the street) After Virginia Street across the street from the Seattle Police Station our entrance is on the Left at the end of the West 8th building. From I-5 heading North Take the Seneca Street Exit and take an immediate Right onto 6th Ave Take a Right onto Virginia St (next to the McDonalds) and stay in the middle lane. Take a Left onto 8th Ave and go passed the main entrance of the West 8th building and our entrance is on the Left. Our building is across the street from the police station. If parking in our garage which is on Virginia Street between 7th and 8th Ave – the garage is located after the Farestart building, then an alley, and then the entrance of the garage is on the Left. Go up the visitor ramp, take a ticket, and park in one of the Bright Horizons spots straight ahead.

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