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The U District Plans for a Bright Future Post Pandemic

Posted by admin on October 26, 2021
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For UW students, alumni and local residents alike, the U District has long been a hub for small businesses, international cuisine and relaxed spots to meet up with friends and enjoy the neighborhood. But like so many others, the neighborhood was hit hard by the pandemic, causing a rash of business closures, an increase in graffiti and the loss of vital amenities for the homeless population in the area.

But now, the U District is planning for the future. With the opening of the U District light rail station this month, many restaurants and small businesses have eagerly anticipated the return of foot traffic to the neighborhood. This, along with UW’s return to in-person instruction, has given the neighborhood plenty to look forward to…

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