People of SUCentral District Honors D’Vonne Pickett, Jr.No Author ProvidedFebruary 23, 2023Invalid ImageNo Image Credit ProvidedNo Caption ProvidedThe city of Seattle has renamed the street on 21st & Union D’Vonne Pickett Jr. Way in honor of the beloved businessman and pillar of the Central District.The street between 21st & 22nd in Union in Seattle's Central District is now D’Vonne Pickett Jr. Way in honor of the beloved businessman and pillar of the community who was killed late last year. Watch a video from the street designation ceremony. Pickett, who graduated from Seattle University in 2014 and was a member of the men’s basketball team, was a prominent figure in the community as owner of The Postman, which he and his wife KeAnna opened in 2018. Seattle University's Alumni Association honored him at this year's Alumni Awards ceremony on February 10. Following his death on October 19, 2022, President Eduardo Peñalver, in a message to the campus community, noted that after graduating from SU Pickett continued to be supportive and collaborative with his alma mater and, with KeAnna, helped the university make important connections with area businesses and others in the community. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell called Pickett a “true pillar of the Central District” and someone who was instrumental in “shaping the next generation of leaders in our city.” Read more about the street naming and President Peñalver's remarks on Pickett’s remarkable life and legacy.