Executive director of the Capitol Hill Chamber

September 13 [Tue], 2011, 16:23

Executive director of the Capitol Hill Chamber

Executive director of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, said all neighborhoods change, and that change can be progress. He pointed to Pike-Pine, once slightly seedy and defensive about new condos, and now a hot spot of flourishing businesses.

But Wells understood the pain of change. He had closed his Capitol Hill business, the adored Bailey/Coy bookstore, in 2009, after limping through the recession and an evolving book-selling landscape.

And he knew that long grind of bringing Light Rail to the neighborhood had snuffed out businesses.Many fashion Cheap Designer Handbags wholesale here. The station will be a major boost when it opens in a few years, but in the meantime, many merchants are languishing.

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Rough patches were something B&O owner Lukatah knew well; change was nothing new. The B&O, opened in 1976, was the first espresso and dessert house in Capitol Hill, and Lukatah used to buy beans from San Francisco. Then Starbucks moved in.

But recent years had been tough. Business had sagged since the mixed-use project was announced in 2006. Lukatah blamed the media for its periodic updates.Chanel Fashion Handbags classic matching explained the unique sense of modernization. And the giant land-use sign on the building probably hasn’t help.

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“It’s the same situation for five years, up and down. First it was condos, then maybe not. Then apartments, then maybe not. Maybe we sell it to you, maybe not. Now demolition.Top Discount Coach Handbags of high quality guarantee sale hot online.”

It was not known when the building would be demolished. The owner of the building, at 1650 E. Olive Way, did not return a call for comment last week.

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