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Plans to Close Lincoln at Park Upset Merchants

Business owners and residents in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue (near Park Street) are up in arms over word that the city is considering closing Lincoln to east-bound traffic to accommodate the planned Walgreen’s drugstore.

Plans for the area will be discussed this evening (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. at the Main Library in cooperation with the Public Works Department.

Those who cannot attend have until Oct. 2 to submit comments via mail (Virendra Patel, City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square-Room 110) or email (vpatel@alamedaca.gov).

Today’s meeting will also address possible improvements to pedestrian safety at both Park and Lincoln and Park and Buena Vista Avenue.

Merchants in the 2400 block of Lincoln include the Speisekammer Restaurant, Cliff’s C-5 Auto, Millie’s Hair Salon and others.

Janet Levaux