Seattle has opened a neighborhood office to offer support and services to the businesses and residents affected by last week’s Greenwood blast.
The city of Seattle has opened a neighborhood office to offer support and services to businesses and residents affected by last week’s Greenwood explosion.
The Greenwood Recovery Office is at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St., Suite 202, according to the city’s Department of Neighborhoods. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Saturday, until March 25, and can be reached at 206-396-2788 during regular business hours.
The March 9 natural-gas explosion leveled two buildings and destroyed Neptune Coffee, Mr. Gyros and a Quick Stop convenience store. G&O Family Cyclery was heavily damaged. Dozens of other businesses sustained damage, ranging from broken windows to collapsed ceilings.
Damage to the destroyed buildings is estimated at $3 million.
Effects of the blast also displaced 13 people from their apartments in a building at 213 N. 85th St.
Nine firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blast.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is investigating the cause of the gas leak and explosion.
Cleanup continues at the site. Greenwood Avenue North is open in both directions, although the southbound bike lane between North 85th and 84th streets remains closed for cleanup. In addition, the sidewalk on the west side of Greenwood remains closed.
Additional information is available at the Office of Neighborhoods website, www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods.
A gofundme page has also been set up for donations.
G&O Family Cyclery has its own gofundme page.