In the wee hours of March 9, my husband and I woke to a loud noise and shaking.
“Earthquake?” he mumbled sleepily.
“Too short,” I replied.
I looked out the window to see if someone had broken out our car windows or something. Everything looked fine, but then I heard the sirens. If it had been later in the morning I probably would have stayed up, but instead I fell asleep, then woke to the news on Phinneywood.com that three of our local businesses were obliterated in a gas explosion and dozens of businesses’ windows were blown out.
Today I walked around and took some photos.
Buildings obliterated: Quik Stop, Mr Gyros and Neptune Coffee
Directly across the street from the blast, Seattle ReCreative was hit hard
Even a block away there was some serious glass damage
Looking up Greenwood just north of the 85th St intersection there is damage all the way to Green Bean (which was unscathed, fortunately, considering that place already had to rebuild after the arson some years ago took four other Greenwood businesses).
Other side of the street, a block away from the blast.
Around the corner, an old building begins to crumble.
At the carpet store a block away and around the corner.
Glass and rubble
Around the corner and down the road. By the way that Xhale Tobacco place will change your watch battery or your car key remote.
Couth Buzzard … open! Along with boarded up Chaco Canyon and Coyle’s Bakeshop
Razzi’s, home of the best gluten-free pizza crust
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