Not my favorite week. Just heard that Shamiana in Houghton is closing. Sunday will be their last day.
And you may have heard that we lost a number of local businesses in a 2 Alarm fire that started in the wee hours of Weds morning on NE 85th St and 128th Ave NE. Local coverage of the event can be found here and here. I snapped a few photos the day after, and was surprised they already had heavy equipment out there (helping investigation? or taking building down?) It smelled like a giant BBQ. :-(
The cause of the fire is still being investigated. Many locals frequent these shops and are rallying together to find ways to support the devastating impact this blaze has caused on the business owners. There's already a Go Fund Me for Greenline Organics Juice Bar.