Letter to the Editor: Don't destroy the Yakima Fruit Market

Thursday, September 5, 2019

To the Editor:

We were surprised and dismayed to learn that the Bus Rapid Transit project along Hwy. 522 is threatening the existence of the Yakima Fruit Market, an historic and cultural gem of great importance to people of the Northshore area including Kenmore, Bothell, and Woodinville.

To place this unique family-run commercial activity into an historic context, consider that when the market was founded in 1938:

--Work was starting on the Lake Washington Floating Bridge.

--Boeing unveiled its 307 Stratoliner, the world’s first transport aircraft with a pressurized cabin.

--Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River was just going into service.

--Folk singer Ivar Haglund founded Ivar’s Seafood Restaurant in Seattle.

The people of the Northshore area LOVE the Yakima Fruit Market, and many of them may find it difficult to support Sound Transit if it destroys the market.

Jo Ann Evans
President, Kenmore Heritage Society


Anonymous,  September 6, 2019 at 2:33 PM  

Thanks JoAnn! You are so right! That market is a historic family treasure! Thousands of people shop there! Wonderful fresh produce! Why are some businesses favored like at least 3 huge Storage businesses over something as vital asa farmers market?

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