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Monday, August 11, 2008

Seattle’s Last Newsstand Featured In the LA Times

posted by on August 11 at 12:14 PM

Seattle’s last newsstand—a small blue shack on Third and Pike, which I wrote about in July—is featured in today’s LA Times.


Gant’s still in the process of getting new permits for the stand and has put together a design for a new kiosk, which will be renamed Turco’s Last Stand.


Gant is looking for donors and volunteers to help him keep the stand open. If you’ve always wanted to be a news vendor, you can contact Gant here.

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Newsstands in Seattle: hilarious.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 11, 2008 12:18 PM

*for the record, I love newsstands. I may be laughing right now, but is there a serious way we can donate to his stand without having to e-mail him?

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 11, 2008 12:22 PM

I think Newsstands could work near Light rail stations.

Posted by Andrew | August 11, 2008 12:26 PM
Gant, who makes his main living as a beverage marketer, can barely stay open two hours a day. Neither of Seattle's two big remaining papers have contracted with him as a distributor, so his fare consists mainly of free papers: Seattle Weekly and the Stranger; publications like Seattle Gay News, which he sells for a quarter; the Facts, the voice of the African American community; and the Russian-language Russian World.

This just sounds like a bad business model. And doesn't the newsstand in the Market count?

Posted by rb | August 11, 2008 12:53 PM

It's a horrible business model. That's why he needs so much help. But I'm willing to give him some bill. Why not? It's still better than giving it to politicians.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 11, 2008 1:00 PM

If the Fun Forrest at Seattle Center fails, I nominate this newstand as heir appearant to the Saddest Place on Earth (TM)

Posted by Non | August 11, 2008 1:03 PM

What the fuck is that orange thing? Is it a transporter. Has no one seen The Fly?
Madness, I'm not getting in that thing.

Posted by Gay Seattle | August 11, 2008 1:38 PM

He has to destroy the newsstand in order to save it.

Posted by Fnarf | August 11, 2008 2:13 PM

What's the point?

Posted by jackie treehorn | August 11, 2008 2:21 PM

I work near that location, and I have never seen it open. It is always strewn w/ piss and newspapers. In dire need of something new, I guess.

Posted by krab apple | August 11, 2008 3:07 PM

Um, isnt there a newsstand on 1st and Pike???

At the end of the Market, right on 1st?

Posted by ctrl | August 11, 2008 5:03 PM

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