'Link and Drink' pub crawl promotes lightrail

The goal of 'Link and Drink' is to give local businesses a boost and get tables talking about transportation.

TACOMA, Wash. – Downtown On the Go hosted a ‘Link and Drink’ event Thursday. Organizers used the free Sound Transit Tacoma Link to shuttle people to four of the city’s breweries.  

Odd Otter Brewing Company was the first stop. The business has been open for nearly two years.

Eric Winniewicz, manager at Odd Otter Brewing Company, is optimistic about the future.

“We still have room to grow here in Tacoma, and especially across the state as well. With all the tourism hitting, it is a destination thing here,” said Winniewicz.

According to the Brewers Association, Washington state has more than 300 craft breweries.

Kristina Walker with Downtown On the Go says Tacoma is growing, and there is a need for more mass transportation. She said tonight was an opportunity to talk with voters about Sound Transit Prop 1.

“Anybody who has sat in I-5 traffic knows congestion is a problem, and we truly believe link light rail is the way to solve that as well as adding to bus service and other options,” said Walker.

Voters will decide on the $54 billion transit proposal November 8.

Copyright 2016 KING


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