My partner and I own the Ben & Jerry’s in Kirkland. Of late, I have noticed your publication and others have written about the changes to Sasi’s, Calabria and others, but Tully’s, Thin Pan, Blue Fish, Salon Genesis, and myself are often excluded. While we support the McLeod project, and see positive changes in the future, we have a difficult transition ahead of us.
Delays (the appeal) only further exacerbate the problems facing us and our neighbors. We cannot withstand conjecture and rumor that comes from uncertainties about the development and we hope Kirkland citizens who speak of their support for downtown businesses take this opportunity to patronize downtown businesses as much as possible until we lose our spaces and close for a remodel/restructure.
~Jen Greene, Kirkland Ben & Jerry’s owner