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While Sawant is Taking on Shell, Boeing, and the Democrats, Her District Is in Trouble

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Is Sawant Interested in District 3?

Heather Staples (Quinn’s Bar and Grill) said that some stakeholders were considering an appeal to the Seattle City Council, although she says she’s not sure to whom exactly. “People don’t hear us in City Hall,” she says.

from Crosscut:  In the upstairs of Quinn’s pub on the corner of 10th and Pike, 10 Capitol Hill business owners sit in a circle, many of them quietly steaming. It’s Friday morning and french fries from the night before are still scattered on the floor. The men and women behind some of Seattle’s most recognizable businesses have been waiting for a proposal from the city that would help them through the neighborhood’s development boom. It hasn’t come yet, and now they’re aching to give city officials an earful.

Construction on the hill has been a challenge for small businesses. Some long-stable establishments — like Le Frock consignment, Sweatbox Yoga and Quinn’s — have run losses since Seattle entered its development boom. Le Frock manager Paula Lucas is not sure how long she can stay open.

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