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July 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Cafe Racer, site of Seattle murder spree, will re-open on Friday

Cafe Racer owner Kurt Geissel announced he’ll re-open the newly painted venue on Roosevelt Way Northeast in Seattle’s University District this Friday, a little over a month and a half since four customers were murdered there on May 30.

In a news release, Geissel said the love and support poured on the cafe from people throughout the city after the tragedy inspired him to re-open it.

“It became clear to me that the cafe is more than just a place to pick up a coffee, food or have a drink,” Geissel wrote. “This is the main reason that I’ve decided to keep the cafe open: to forge ahead with the vision that is Cafe Racer by providing a place for diverse people and groups to come together and have a loving, safe place to gather.”

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