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Seattle is too sentimental

By February 24, 2008


First we save a Denny’s and now we’re trying to save 1650 East Olive!?

Here it is in all its glory.

Really? I think Seattle has become much too sentimental recently.

Let me be one of the first to say we should bulldoze those buildings and create better quality housing stock on Capitol Hill. The hill needs it more than an old home for B&O.

If you disagree then you’ll like these supporting posts from Seattlest, the Slog and Smarter Neighbors.

Now I’m not anti-B&O. I like B&O for breakfast when Glo’s has a two hour line but death to 1650 East Olive is not death to B&O. Last time it was on the demolition list last summer I heard B&O was looking for space at 12th and Madison but balked (like everyone else) at Ted Schroth’s outrageous demands.

I’d much rather see Capitol Hill get up in arms about bad design than rightful demolition.

Bonus link: Demolition on Boren

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