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Red Apple store director Michael Moss poses with staff at the beloved Red Apple grocery store in the Central District. 📷: Sara Gentzler
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The Red Apple grocery store in the Central District has been a neighborhood institution for decades. But a big developer bought the land it sits on earlier this year, and it’s set to close by the end of the week. “I can’t even count the number of people who’ve come in here with tears in their eyes,” store director Michael Moss told us. “We’ve seen kids be born, grow up, and have kids.” Why does the Red Apple feel like “a community center masquerading as a grocery store,” and when can you stop by before they close their doors for good? Check out our story for more.
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Ready for this rain? Here’s a fun stat: In three hours on Sunday, we got five times as much of the wet stuff as we did July, August, and the first half of this month combined, according to the National Weather Service. If you aren’t ready to say goodbye to our sunny, warm summer, check out reader Lee LeFever’s beautiful love letter to Seattle rain, which, to him, “provides a sense of relief, a return to normalcy, a time to get back to real life and get things done.” (Medium)
Is Amazon hurting Seattle, or is Seattle hurting Amazon? Ever since Amazon said it wants to put a second headquarters in another city, locals have been putting themselves into two camps. One blames the company for making the city too tough to live in, and the other blames the city for making an economic goldmine feel like the enemy. Hear out both sides in 10 minutes: Read Jason Schmidt’s takedown of Amazon in Crosscut, and Jon Talton’s plea for business trust in The Seattle Times. It’s smart stuff.
…Either way, we’re going to bid to be Amazon’s second headquarters. Bruce Harrell signed an executive order (on one of his six days in office) to make sure we throw our hat in the ring. (GeekWire)
‘I have nothing to talk about with you.’ That’s what one man said yesterday right after he punched another man – a man wearing a Nazi flag armband – in the face, knocking him to the ground. (The Stranger)
Think you had a bad week? Picture this: Your spouse leaves you, your house gets robbed, but then somehow, you kick off the research that identifies the gene for breast cancer. This gutsy essay by University of Washington professor Mary-Claire King should motivate you to kick ass today, no matter what. (The Huffington Post)
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅
🐷 9/20: First Hill Pop-Up Petting Zoo
🏙 9/20: Tenant Rights Bootcamp
🏮 9/21: Luminata 2017
💡 9/21: PechaKucha: Invent Together
🍺 9/22-24: Fremont Oktoberfest 2017
🍻 9/22-24: Kirkland Oktoberfest
🇬🇷 9/22-24: Saint Demetrios Greek Festival
📽 9/22-30: Local Sightings Film Festival
🇮🇹 9/23-24: Festa Italiana
🌊 9/23-24: Sea Otter Awareness Weekend
💄 9/23: Banned Books in Drag
🎃 9/23: Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off
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