Scene in Edmonds: Parade preparations

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You know it's getting close to July 4th in Edmonds when parade goers start setting up their chairs along the parade route a few days early. These are in front of the Edmonds Bookshop on 5th Avenue South.
You know it’s getting close to July 4th in Edmonds when parade goers start setting up their chairs along the parade route a few days early. These are in front of the Edmonds Bookshop on 5th Avenue South.

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  1. I agree. Today is July 1st and chairs were out at 6AM. Let’s keep the spirit of enjoying the 4th of July on the day of celebration.

  2. This has gotten way out of control. The city needs to enforce a time where this is allowed. A few big groups of people do this and set off a panic.

  3. All of you are right! This is absurd. It also keeps visitors away because they feel they don’t have a chance to get close enough to see a thing the day of the parade. Soon the chairs will be left out all year long just to ensure a favorite spot. Ridiculous. If there isn’t an ordinance about this, there should be.

    • We just finished walking along the 5th Ave. parade route; there’s hardly a space still vacant. I had exactly the same thought, how is this fair to people who do not live in the immediate area? Only two years ago I took our two chairs there early the morning of the parade, as had been my practice for a couple of decades, and had no problem finding a space. Someone changed all of that last year. Now the no parking signs that go up a few days before the parade also need to say no chairs until July 4.

  4. i think it is great as long as people don’t use ropes or locks so people can’t get by. People want to make sure they have a good seat on 5th for the kids parade – there are always plenty of spots on 6th the day of the parade. Relax and enjoy the fun! It is only a few days a year!
    Be Safe!

  5. Stan Wissmar…Starbuck’s had to go two doors away Tuesday morning to retrieve thier chairs someone had lined up in front of the bookstore. People with passengers with disabilities have to knock over chairs to help their passengers out because the right hand door is blocked. Common sense is necessary.

  6. Just so it’s clear… it was NOT the Edmonds Bookshop that set up the chairs. We would prefer that people wait until the 4th of July.

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