Wonder where this (allegedly) happened

From a Times story today about Seattle house-hunting, an alarming paragraph that seems to malign our fair side of the bay:

They drove to West Seattle to see a house in their price range. In the neighborhood, they saw a sign posted outside a convenience store near the high school that said something like, “We know you students are thieves. Only one student inside at a time.”

They couldn’t see themselves living there.

OK, which high school would that have been? Neither West Seattle HS nor Sealth HS has a convenience store within a block or so, unless my memory is failing me. Perhaps a high school temporarily housed at Boren? Although I can’t think of any convenience stores adjacent to that campus either …

4 Replies to "Wonder where this (allegedly) happened"

  • The House September 5, 2006 (8:44 am)

    Any idiot that makes an educated decision based on a sign at a Quick Mart deserves to live in Issaquah or Marysville with all of the other drones. Maybe he should look for property in North Dakota? I say keep driving the prices up to keep idiots out. Go back to your pathetic life in Vancouver.

  • The Dog Father September 5, 2006 (9:03 am)

    I’d guess that it was the 7-11 on California, just south of WS High. I’ve have witnessed them only allow one student at a time in their store, although I have never seen that sign.

  • Dawson September 5, 2006 (7:47 pm)

    Sounds like the mart down on Delridge. They have the right to do that or refuse service altogether as does any business. Let me ask a question. If housing prices weren’t going up in Seattle but just staying stagnant or worse declining, wouldn’t everyone be complaining? If this was the case it would make it equally unaffordable to move into another house if you were a home owner and banking on that magic equity. So what’s the beef? You want a bigger/(nicer?) house or are you happy with what you have?

  • gina September 7, 2006 (12:34 pm)

    The 7-11 on Admiral has historically restricted student access since it opened in 1971. Nothing new there.

    Used to be they would only allow 3 Lafayette students in to buy penny candy at a time. And if you didn’t decide in 5 minutes you were kicked out.

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