The area nicknamed “Bargain Basement” used to be home to the most upscale apartments and condoplexes in Redmond, but that was forty years ago, before the Crash.
Now, most of those buildings are slowly decaying, occupied by squatters or claimed by slum landlords backed up by criminal syndicates, their power coming from illegal hookups. A three-bedroom luxury condo once owned by a single corporate middle manager is now home to three different families sharing the common kitchen area and making do with boiling water on a hot plate since the stove stopped working years ago.
The Mafia and Yakuza both have a lot of influence in Bargain Basement, where life is cheap and people are desperate. The black market is pretty much the only one, and little street bazaars spring up in parking lots, narrow alleys, and other public spaces, offering whatever the people there have been able to scrounge or steal up for sale.
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