Goodbye and thank you

To the editor:
Change, as the old saying goes, can be difficult, but it can also often herald something good. That has been my experience with a recent business transition. I have had a small business at the west end of Market Street for just over 22 years. Late in the summer of 2013, the complex that housed my office was sold, requiring relocation as the new owner implemented several changes.
I was sad and a little fearful initially, times being what they are. Two factors offered by the new management helped change my perspective about the move. 1) My office mates and I were given up to three months for relocation rather than just the usual thirty days. Since all of us are the primary, if not sole providers for our families, this helped immensely. 2) In addition, the new owner negotiated letting us remove several building items from the office space. We had done some modest remodeling and he plans a major renovation. This was a definite win, win. These items (carpeting, light fixtures, and interior doors) are being donated to help with a remodeling project for others with few financial resources.
I want to say goodbye and thank you to the Ballard community. You have been a second home for a long time. I also want to acknowledge Mr. Goodman and the Pinnacle Management group for their part in our transition. Life’s adventure is not over, just turning a page.

L. L. Anderson
Ballard

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