by Ari Hoffman at The Post Millennial
An iconic Seattle fish market will be closing after more than seven decades in business, citing rising violent crime and homelessness.
Mutual Fish, which according to Eater Seattle, “introduced many innovations to the Seattle seafood scene and inspired generations of professional chefs and home cooks,” will be closing its doors for good on September 16.
The operator Harry Yoshimura told the outlet that the “last-minute decision” was made because “There’s more homeless people around and things like that. People getting shot up the street up there.”
“There haven’t been many positive things going on in this whole area down here,” he said, referencing a string of violent crimes targeting Asian Americans in their South Seattle homes, telling the outlet, “Beacon Hill is real bad now.”
Last week, the Seattle Police Department acknowledged that…Continue Reading