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How Seattle Fell Out of Love With Amazon

We’re still working on our relationship.
So long, and thanks for all the bananas: Seattleites enjoyed perks like free fruit from Amazon—but that wasn’t enough.
So long, and thanks for all the bananas: Seattleites enjoyed perks like free fruit from Amazon—but that wasn’t enough.Megan Farmer/KUOW

It’s been nearly two months since Amazon served notice that it’s ending its exclusive relationship with Seattle and looking to see other cities on the side. Since then, the mega-retailer has received 238 bids for HQ2, its proposed second headquarters. These are places that are volunteering to pick up where Seattle left off, becoming a “full equal” with a headcount of 50,000 jobs, many of them superbly well-paid.

These events have caused the following reactions in Seattle: Pick one!