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Patrick Robinson
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray made a special visit to West Seattle on March 28 to take a walking tour of the business district in the Junction and down to the Triangle.

SLIDESHOW: Mayor Ed Murray took a walking tour of central West Seattle

His purpose was to see first hand the transportation issues facing the area

Mayor Ed Murray made a walking tour of the West Seattle Junction and Triangle areas on March 28 to see first hand the transportation issues facing the area. Accompanied by staff, the media, and community activists he began at the Elliott Bay Brew Pub speaking to Doug Hindman and Michael Goldsmith, then over to Husky Deli, where he spoke to owner Jack Miller, up to Easy Street Records where he spent a few minutes with owner Matt Vaughan then down Alaska Street past all the new construction taking place and then to the West Seattle YMCA slated a major makeover and finally to the Chaco Canyon Cafe where he had a cup of coffee and listened to concerns about the area.

Rene Common, Chair of the Junction Neighborhood Organization, Vlad Oustimovitch, Former chair of the Southwest District Council, and West Seattle Land Use Committee, Susan Melrose, Executive Director of the West Seattle Junction Association, and Josh Sutton, Executive Director of West Seattle YMCA all joined the Mayor on his tour.

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