The opening of Uniqlo, the Japanese clothing retailer, in the old Macy’s and Bon Marché building at Pine Street and Fourth Avenue casts some light on the struggling downtown Seattle shopping district Tuesday. On the right across the street is a Starbucks that closed last summer due to crime. (Danny Westneat / The Seattle Times)
(Danny Westneat / The Seattle Times)
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Seattle’s zombie downtown shows signs of life | Danny Westneat

Crime has been cut in half over the past few months in "Mary Three," the police beat at the heart of troubled downtown, writes columnist Danny Westneat. How did it happen, and can it last?

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