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Friday, December 23, 2005

Crybabies on Queen Anne

Posted by on December 23 at 11:46 AM

The Seattle Times ran an article yesterday about the grocery-store fight on the top of Queen Anne Hill. Apparently the neighborhood is up in arms about a new QFC development replacing their beloved Metropolitan Market.

What a bunch of whiny babies. My neighborhood, the north end of the Central District, would be thrilled to have a fabulous new QFC. In fact, they closed the only grocery store by my house and replaced with a stupid Grocery Outlet. It sells discontinued food in dented cans, off-brand cup o’ noodle, and never-heard-of-it-brand cereal.

The poor Queen Anne residents will only have QFC, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and Ken’s Market to chose from. I can really feel for them, poor guys. Oh, is my sarcasm showing?

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This is a pretty low blow. Isn't it a positive sign when a group of citizens tries to protect local stores against encroachment by huge megastores?

Regarding the central district, shouldn't we be focusing on encouraging more local business (like metropolitan market) to move in rather than the typical fair of corporate goliaths.

Metropolitan Market was given the choice to stay in the renovated building, and they declined.

Thanks, Dave, and word up. Totally low blow. I'd like to know why MM isn't interested in staying in the renovated building.

Dear Gillian Anderson,

Where is this grocery outlet? I've heard it's out there somewhere, but it's not listed on their website. It's the last place I can buy covey run chardonnay!

It is on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Union Street. Glad to hear there are some goodies to be found.

As to encouraging local businesses to move in. Both PCC and Metropolitan Market were given the option to move in to the empty site. Both apparently didn't think the Central District/Madrona neighborhoods were schmancy enough?

Thanks GMA! I'm going Xmas shopping there in an hour! Hear that, family? I'm a fucking cheapskate!

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