The immigrant owner of a Seattle bakery who closed a downtown shop amid record-breaking crime and drug users blocking the entrance while police stand by idly explained why she finally gave up.
After a man was shot dead around the corner of Piroshky Piroshky bakery, Olga Sagan said it finally was time to stop pushing for change.
"No one is listening. This is not new. Look at how many small businesses we have left here. We have only big businesses here," said Sagan in an interview with independent journalist Brandi Kruse.
"I'm a smart business owner. I have given up my business during pandemic. I can read signs. I can read patterns. And this is a pattern that I can't deal with anymore," she said.