Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the Greenwood business district will rebuild after what he calls a “devastating disaster” that destroyed businesses and inured nine firefighters.
Among the businesses damaged or destroyed in a natural gas explosion in a North Seattle neighborhood was Neptune Coffee, Mr. Gyro and a bike shop called G&O Family Cyclery.
Below are before-and-after photos of the strip where the businesses were leveled. (Navigation note: Move the slider back and forth to see before and after.)
The above frame shows where Neptune Coffee stood as a business.
This wood frame building was constructed in 1910 for these two shops. Net footage is 1,806 square feet. Overall lot size is 7,951 square feet.<span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#111111'><o:p></o:p></span>
Across the street stands several business with windows blown out by the explosion. Business such as Space Travel Supply Co. are still standing with damage.
Above is another before-and-after of the strip with an older photo of the Neptune.
Seattle firefighters were called shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday to a gas leak at a building in the 200 block of North 85th Street near Greenwood Avenue North.
Forty minutes after firefighters responded, an explosion reduced the building to rubble.
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