BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Restore vs. Raze
HINES MARKET at the corner of Eastlake Avenue East and East Lynn Street is not a significant building. It is simply typical of markets that were every neighborhood's mainstay in the early 20th century, and it has little chance of long-term survival. Its neighborhood has seen dramatic changes, beginning with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's move to South Lake Union. Multifamily housing is replacing the traditional streetscape at an alarming rate and threatening to absorb former single-family housing, brick and stucco bungalow courts, and small-scale retail. One project, Equinox, claims to be "designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding Eastlake neighborhood." But is there still a neighborhood left in which to blend?