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New microbrewery makes me question city's decision making | Letter

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In the Aug. 1 Kirkland Reporter, there are two letters discussing the location of a microbrewery in a  complex that also has children oriented activities. One supports the city of Kirkland's approval of the location because it may enhance the down time for the parents while waiting for the kids. The other opposes it because alcohol will be consumed at the store which could endanger the youngsters.
In my view, the decision by the city is just another example of incongruous thinking by persons who do not appreciate the circumstances or the welfare of the citizens they are supposed to protect. Perhaps they did not have the chance for preschool education. But to license a bar where children are close by makes less mind numbing sense than denying a marijuana store in the same location.
The marijuana store, where customers buy pot and consume it elsewhere by decree of the city, would have to be a zillion feet from the children's activities. It makes me wonder whether they use the old fashioned dart board or a new electronic one in city hall to reach licensing decisions.
Edward Bell, Kirkland

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