Bridging the divide? Edmonds restaurateur hopes to do so
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Last updated 12/14/2021 at 4:44pm
With City Council now debating whether to extend the city's streateries program – a decision is expected Dec. 14 – there's no doubt that some downtown retailers remain frustrated by a perceived lack of fairness.
The argument: Providing restaurants real estate on city streets takes away parking that could be used for all businesses.
Restaurateur Shubert Ho has certainly benefited. Three of his establishments on Main – Fire & the Feast, The Mar-Ket, and Salt & Iron – have enclosed seating on the street taking up two parking spaces each.
Aware of the rising tension, Ho is tryin...