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Protesters continue demonstrations against shopping center

By RICHARD D. OXLEY
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
June 29, 2013 · 8:56 AM
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Protestors line the street on Highway 305, Tuesday, near the site of a proposed shopping center. / Richard D. Oxley / Bainbridge Island Review

Islanders protesting a proposed shopping center on the corner of High School Road and Highway 305 continued their campaign this week.

Ron Peltier, the organizer of the protests, has said the group plans to take to the corner each Tuesday during the evening commute. Braving thunder and lightning, the islanders held their ground Tuesday. Ohio-based Visconsi Companies has proposed a seven-building project on 8.16 acres that includes a bank, Bartell Drugs store, medical center and retail store spaces.

Protestors have raised concerns over increased traffic, and also said the island doesn’t need additional retail space or a new drug store.


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