YAKIMA, Wash.-- Several tenants in Yakima's
Track 29 Mall have set up an online petition to save the area.
The business owners are worried the
trustee in charge of the mall wants to tear down the boardwalk and put in a
The mall has lost a number of businesses
in the past few years, but those who are still there say it could recover under
the right management.
More than 130 people have signed the
petition so far. Organizers hope to get at least 200 signatures.
"We're trying to throw a pretty high
number so we could go before, you know, Tony O'Rourke and say 'Look at this,
Tony O'Rourke, 200 people signed this,'" said Track 29 Tenant Tony
We tried to get a comment from the mall's
trustee, but were unable to reach him.
He has filed paperwork with the city to
remove railway cars to create space for a parking lot.
However, the paperwork doesn't specify whether the plans are to remove
all the cars, or just some of them.
If you want to sign the petition, you can find it here.