In Seattle, renters vie for space with Airbnb guests

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  • Monday, 29 Jul 2019

Airbnb lockboxes outside 2132 Fifth Avenue in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Rebekah Welch/The Seattle Times/TNS)

SEATTLE: In the shadow of the Monorail, in the trendy downtown Belltown neighbourhood, sits a three-story brick condominium building dripping with lockboxes. 

Close to a dozen hang off window grilles facing Fifth Avenue. More of them cluster on the rear staircase railing. All told, there are 34. 

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