KING 5 Story from June, stumbled upon via the usual circuitous path of “the internets”.
11:35 AM PDT on Tuesday, June 26, 2007
By KATHERINE SATHER / KING5.com
As far as Lottie Cross is concerned, there is no Central District in Seattle anymore.
Gentrification has changed the character of the historically African American neighborhood.
“It’s phasing out,” she said.
But as condos sprout up on street corners and new white, middle class families move in, some say an integral part of the community has been victimized. Black businesses struggle even as new wealth enters their neighborhood.
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