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Mayor doubles down on Walkable Main Street

'We gave more money to small businesses than the poorest people in our city'

 

Last updated 5/30/2021 at 9:16pm

Brian Soergel

From 2020: Walkable Main Street in Edmonds.

Councilmember Vivian Olson said she "100% supports" making Walkable Main Street being held Sundays-only this year, saying closing Main on Saturday helps restaurants but hurts retail sales.

That's not going to happen, said Mayor Mike Nelson during Tuesday's City Council meeting, doubling down on his decision earlier this month to close Main Street to traffic from Third to Sixth Avenues both days, similar to last year. www.bit.ly/3yYn48f

Nelson's decision wasn't popular with many downtown retail businesses, who held a rally April 10 at the fountain to "Save Our Saturdays."

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