Thursday/ a sunset stroll

We had 75 °F (24 °C) in the city today, a record high for the day on the calendar. I made it out of the house just as the sun was setting at 8 pm for a walk around the block.

Here’s the view from 14th Ave & Thomas St, looking west towards the Space Needle with the sun below the peaks of the Olympic Mountains.
We’re losing one of the neighborhood’s grocery stores on April 24: the QFC on 15th Ave. It is owned by Kroger Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kroger is the United States’ largest supermarket by revenue, and they cited the $4-per-hour hazard pay surcharge for grocery store workers (that the King County Council had enacted), as the reason to close the store. Capitalism at its finest?
Nice to see that the outdoors space at the Rione XIII restaurant on 15th Ave has a number of customers. Here in King County indoor dining is now allowed at 50%. Three counties in Washington State were moved back to Phase 2 (25% for restaurants) just this week, due to their increase in Covid-19 case counts.

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