In the past couple of days motels on Aurora Ave. have been making news, for different reasons. Our sister site Fremont Universe has covered the stories.
On Tuesday night, a bank robber was caught at the Marco Polo Motel.
Also on Tuesday four Aurora Ave. motels–which the Seattle City Attorney’s Office say consistently accounts for a majority of police calls out of the “roughly 26 low-cost motels” along that corridor– entered guilty pleas (as corporations) to criminal tax violations in Seattle Municipal Court. Under the terms of the plea agreements, two motels, the Isabella and Italia, will be sold within four months or leased to non-profit groups for use as low-income housing or emergency shelter. Read the whole story on Fremont Universe.