My name is Katie Kahumoku and I co-own The Workshop with my partner Kim Croft. We are down in Salish Crossing on the opposite end of Scratch and 190. (The north end.)
We read the story on the parking situation and are definitely a part of the story! We are a boutique wellness center/gym offering Pilates, personal training and a full day spa (massage and clinical skin care), with hopefully in the next month or two also being able to also offer Physical Therapy too! So having one of the larger spaces in Salish and for sure needing the parking provided for us and out clients, we literally were not able to get parking this week due to commuter folks parking here.
We are the first of its kind in the world to put these things together and are so excited to be in Salish Crossing in downtown Edmonds!
We actually didn’t know what was happening and then on the day the towing started, the parking person came in and explained. We understand it is a hard situation as the commuters are just trying to get to work, but so are we and our clients just to their appointments.
Also, I want it to be clear that we didn’t not get folks towed, we just knew that we had no parking. And the parking enforcement company came around explaining what was happening (why we had no parking and what was going to happen to those that had been warned the previous day about parking there).
To my knowledge, only warned folks that parked there again were towed. Our landlord suggested we write to you as you may be interested in who we are and what we value and offer the community!
Also, perhaps with the community now knowing that Salish is a happening place and not just an empty parking lot, perhaps the city could accommodate all of the growth in Edmonds by find/using space somewhere for a parking lot and shuttling folks down here to the train station?
Katie R Kahumoku