Cleanup at vandalism-plagued, overgrown ex-restaurant site
Notice what’s missing in that photo of the former Wendy’s/Ezell’s/El Chalan site on 16th? Its graffiti/tagging was painted over, and much of the overgrowth removed, when a Department of Corrections Community Service crew came by today. (Our photos were taken at noontime; they were there a while longer, so these are NOT the complete “after” photos.) Thanks to White Center neighborhood advocate Gill for the tip; the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council has been vigilantly advocating for a cleanup at this site for a long time, even marshaling a petition drive. The manager who was on site with the DOC crew asked us not to photograph the crew members, but also said that the bill was being footed by the property owners, listed on county records as Mark and Tom Nickels.
The site’s problems had been brought up at the most recent NHUAC public-safety forum, this past February. And at last summer’s Jubilee Days, NHUAC members collected petition signatures.
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March 26th, 2013 at 9:50 pm
That is fantastic! Thank DOC:)
March 27th, 2013 at 6:38 am
Finally! It was such an eyesore for such a long time with the property owners choosing to leave it neglected.
March 27th, 2013 at 2:25 pm
..too bad a business is not located there, often pass the Taco Bus on the corner mext to this building, have they shown any interest in moving in? Anyway thank you for cleaning up this site. Great job!
March 27th, 2013 at 4:22 pm
The Dept.Of Correction does alot of work cleaning up trash,painting out Graffiti for alot of white Cennter.Our KC Community Service Rep Bong Sto Domingo directs this crew to these locations and feel needs at least a Thank you
March 28th, 2013 at 11:37 am
…Thank you Bong for overseeing the projects to improve our area.
March 28th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
YOU WOULD THINK THAT BENT NICKLE WOULD HAVE TOLD HIS BROTHER TO STEP UP AND DO IT HIMSELF,WITHOUT WAITING FOR THE CC TO DO IT.