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Marc Stiles
Real Estate Editor
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February 5, 2004

Real Estate Buzz: Inebriate center has some big foes

Real Estate Editor

In normal times, the relationship between the Downtown Seattle Association and Larry Benaroya would be strong. But these are not normal times in the Denny Triangle, where Benaroya's company owns Metropolitan Park.

A block away from Met Park -- a shiny, three-building office and retail campus totaling nearly 900,000 square feet -- a group is moving forward with plans to build an $11 million apartment house for inebriates. The kicker is the 75 residents of the publicly funded project will be allowed to drink as much as they want inside, and they will not be required to seek treatment.

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