August 5, 2002
City dies, services set for Friday, Aug. 9
DUVALLŠ"We're dying here," say many business owners who claim they have lost considerable numbers of customers because of the closure of the Woodinville-Duvall Bridge.
The feeling around town appears to reflect the views of accountant Houston Barclay, who remarked recently, "When the bridge closed, it was like an iron curtain descending. The effect was almost instantaneous. People just didn't seem to want to make the effort to drive around, even though it is not that far."
The closure of Bruett St., a main artery to the developments on the plateau, has also limited the number of people coming into downtown.
As a result of the closures, businesses and townspeople have organized a funeral procession for downtown Duvall, complete with horse-drawn hearse, graveside ceremony for businesses and a wake on Friday, Aug. 9, on Main St.
The procession will begin in front of Pumps & Grinds at noon.
Mourners are encouraged to come early to help spread the message that downtown Duvall needs everyone's help to survive.