Shelf Life Community Story Project
Amplifying community voices, learning from neighborhood stories, and interrupting narratives of erasure in Seattle's Central District.

News

End of an Era

We are saddened to learn that R & L Home of Good Bar-B-Que will close its doors after 66 years in business. Fortunately, this is not a situation where they have been priced out or forced to sell. They own their building, they’ve served the Central District for decades, and now they want to take a break. You can read the whole story here.

We’d like to share a few stories about R & L that Shelf Life interviewees have shared with us.

Sky Sawyer

Sky Sawyer

Finding Love at the Home of Good BBQ

Dr Reverend Samuel B McKinney

Dr Reverend Samuel B McKinney

Dr Martin Luther King’s Visit

DeCharlene Williams

DeCharlene Williams

R & L Helped Others Open Barbecues

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