• Bowling alley's 'Open season on tweekers' sign draws criticism

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    OLYMPIA, Wash. - An Olympia business owner's sign about drug problems in the area is facing criticism.

    The Aztec Lanes Bowling Alley sign reads "Open season on tweekers."

    The sign has been up for two months, but recent posts on social media have people speaking out, saying it advocates violence.

    The owner told the Olympian he's had problems with theft and vandalism for years and often finds needles around the building.

    He said the sign's goal was to be provocative and get people's attention. The message is scheduled to be replaced this week.

    In August of last year, an Everett business owner put up a sign that read "Welcome to Tweakerville" in an effort to get the city to take action on the area's homeless and drug problems.

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