Dick’s Drive-In Location May Face Closure as Light Rail Expands South

A committee of the Sound Transit Board of Directors will meet this afternoon to discuss six site options for a new light rail maintenance facility, one of which could potentially mean the closure of South King County’s only Dick’s Drive-In restaurant, the iconic chain’s newest location in Kent.

Opposition to the increasingly controversial plan has been led by King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, who represents the area on the Sound Transit board. He will offer an amendment to remove the site from the list of options and it will be the subject of discussion and a possible vote later today.

Upthegrove is available for interviews between 10:30-11:15a in advance of the meeting. Please call or emailAl Sanders at 206-696-8132.

WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, May 9th at 1:30pm

WHERE: Sound Transit, Ruth Fisher Board Room, 401 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA