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December 09, 2008



You know, they could have kept the bar at the bottom with apartments above.

The Cedar Tavern was not a rowdy place in the small hours, it was more of an after work/ dinner type bar. And its rents would have more than made up from the loss of rent on the residential properties due to being above a bar.

EV Grieve

I'll bring a sledgehammer.


Tear the sucker down. I agree. Enough.

chris flash

More of the ongoing cultural genocide and homogenization destroying irreplaceable venues and architectural treasures in favor of cheaply-made bland monstrosities with no character designed to squeeze more profit (blood) out of the space they occupy in order to cater to a gentried class that feeds off the character of the neighborhoods that their very presence destroys.

While it's great that a nice economic nose dive cuts off the funds needed to complete their projects as well as money for their customers to purchase or rent those yuppie ghetto units, the problem is that the damage has already been done: more of our neighborhoods are gone forever.

These parasites need to be stopped -- entire blocks need to be landmarked. If developers can't make any money by buying on a landmarked block, then they won't buy. Prices will stay lower and rents more reasonable. Owners of landmarked buildings will respect what is there and will be required to leave things as they are!!


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