October 27, 2020
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A demolition permit has been filed for the Elephant Car Wash. What happens to the iconic sign?

A demolition permit has been filed for the iconic Elephant Car Wash, which has operated at the corner of Battery Street and Denny Way since 1956. City records show that Seattle property management company Clise Properties applied for the permit on Oct. 4, a development first reported by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

However, the salvage assessment filed with the permit application states that the area to be demolished covers no more than 750 square feet of the property. According to the site plan filed with the demolition application, the footprint of the existing car wash is 4,701 square feet.

It is not clear whether the car wash’s iconic rotating sign will be affected by the demolition. Designed by Seattle’s “Queen of Neon,” Beatrice Haverfield, the pink elephant sign was installed in 1956, and is composed of bent neon with 380 blinking lights. Over the

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Woman Hits Child, 8, On Bicycle; No Charges Filed: Video



diagram: The child is seen in a video being struck by a driver and flying off her bicycle and into the air.


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The child is seen in a video being struck by a driver and flying off her bicycle and into the air.

MASTIC BEACH, NY — The family of a child, 8, on a bicycle who was hit by a driver who left the scene is reportedly outraged and rallying for justice after no charges were filed.

A report by News 12 Long Island includes a video that depicts Zhion Brown Parks get hit and thrown from her bicylce; she later walks away limping and calling for her mother. The motorist initially stopped the vehicle, then drove off, the video indicates.

“She left my daughter there. My baby was screaming for me,” Nicole Smith, Zhion’s mother, told News 12; a rally was reportedly held on Tuesday to protest the lack of charges filed, News 12 said.

According to Suffolk County Police, a woman driving a 2017 Honda

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