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Feb. 10, 2012 at 7:01am

New Awning over Broadway Business


Certainly nothing major but a new awning is going up on Broadway in front of a couple businesses there. The new cover extends mostly out from A Wine Shop just next to the graffiti garages there.

The last few weekends while walking around in the evenings I've noticed them open and active which is great for this area of downtown. My question, however, is will the awning have a translucent roof to let light in or will it loom dark over the colorful storefronts there? My hope is for the former. Certainly could be nice to have a bit more rain-free shopping experience in this area for folks strolling about.

comments [6]  |  posted under broadway, business, shops, tacoma

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by Jesse on 2/10/2012 @ 7:34am
Are they ever going to do something with the sidewalk there?

by fredo on 2/10/2012 @ 7:59am
This is a good way to prevent someone from the city from putting a tree in front of your business, smart.

by Jesse on 2/10/2012 @ 10:14am
Notice the awning goes over the street a bit? That isn't legal for a permanent awning is it? I bet this it a cover for sidewalk work.

by Jesse on 2/10/2012 @ 10:16am
The uprights are also concrete forming tools. It's been a while bit since I sold that stuff -- can't remember the name for them...

by KevinFreitas on 2/16/2012 @ 12:24pm
Does indeed look to be some weather protection for some pretty seriously heavy sidewalk work going on there. Good to see improvements nonetheless!

by Joel 413 on 2/16/2012 @ 2:03pm
I am digging into my subconscious, but I think they build something like this when they did the sidewalk outside Tully's. There was vaulting below the sidewalk to the adjacent build, and while they were doing "underground" infrastructure work, this allowed them to remove the sidewalk and work from above, lessening the impact to the space below.

That being said, I could be using anal logic.

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