Edmond business owners split on whether to keep streateries downtown

Restaurants now have to pay $2,000 to keep their outdoor eateries.

EDMONDS, Wash. — Thursday marked the end of an experiment at Salish Sea Brewing.

Workers dismantled the “streatery” they’ve embraced for more than a year and a half.

The business said the newly imposed $2,000 fee to use the parking spots in front of the pub, combined with a hike in the minimum wage, proved to be too much to absorb.

“We’ve had people ask how many plates of nachos, how many beers do we have to sell to make up for the fee, and I don’t know,” said owner Jeff

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