Back in July, a major fire unfortunately shut down Bob’s Quality Meats, a Columbia City institution and one of the oldest (and last) family-owned butcher shops in Seattle. Since then, the shop has been boarded up with many neighbors hoping they will eventually be able to reopen. This week, Bob’s posted the following message to their Facebook page, looking for neighborhood help in securing a historic preservation grant. If you’d like to add your name to the petition, do it soon!…the signed petitions need to be collected on Tuesday. See below for where to find one.
Hi all, we are applying for a historic preservation grant to help repair and restore the building after the July 2 fire. We have created a petition to show community support for rebuilding the business, and we would love to get as many signatures as possible. You can sign it at Claw & Paw’s Pet Grocery in Hillman City, Columbia City Bakery, the Columbia City Alehouse, Full Tilt, or Rocket CrossFit.
We’ll be collecting the petitions on Tuesday afternoon/evening. Please stop by one of these fine local establishments and sign over the long weekend if you can, and stay tuned for more ways you can help Bob’s come back. Thank you!