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June 27, 1995: Operation Homestead Gets the SWAT Treatment

The garishly über-megalithic commercial complex in the heart of downtown Seattle that currently houses NikeTown, along with other similar corporate chain stores, has long been a deceptively dazzling civic eyesore. You might not think so from looking at it now, … Continue reading

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January 21, 1997: In Search of the Golden Shower of Public-Private Partnerships

Gentrification, triangulation, and public urination, oh my! Such were the underlying themes of civic life in Seattle during the allegedly halcyon days of the dot-com boom. And such was the backstory on the date in focus here, when roughly 75 … Continue reading

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