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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Why is the City buying A-1 Vacuum and 2 other Businesses on University Ave.?

This comment was originally posted under the Eminent Domain topic. I felt I should put it under a Title. If you have a comment that you would like posted with a title, go to my profile and link my email address and send it to me, I'll paste it for you.

Charlie Swope posted this at Edemocracy & anonymous posted it here at Ademocracy.

Anonymous said...
Posted 22 Aug 2006 09:13 by Charlie Swope

The city is buying out some businesses on University Ave. One property is a
pornography operation, another is the A-1 Vacuum Cleaner store and the third is
a liquor store. In addition to getting rid of the pornography shop, this is
apparently part of a new commercial development by the Welsh Cos. Does anyone
know the details of this? That is, how much will the developer be paying for
the property the city is acquiring?
http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/15328913.htm

I don't know what is going to be erected in the place of these businesses so
I'm not prepared to condemn this. But I will miss the A-! Vacuum Cleaner store.
They had the best inventory of parts in the area and were a goldmine of good
information. Just the kind of unique business that makes University Ave. a
facinating place and that is fast disappearing.

And while the pornography shop may be unappealing, one thing you have to say in
its favor is that patrons of these places tend to be quiet. If you object to
noise and must live next to a commercial establishment, you're better off
living next to a porn shop where the patrons go out of their way not to be
noticed and more or less sneak in and out.top END

Is this guy for real? What is he preparing himself for in the decision to condemn? Aaaawwh, the poor vacuum cleaner store has to move, but I'm sure he was paid an adequate sum. How about all the people whose houses and investments were taken away, you know their homes! Maybe this person should live next to the porn shop if he thinks that it so much safer than a house with a broken switchplate cover. What is fast disappearing is affordable housing in the area, so who cares what they're building there. It's only going to line the pockets of the big developers, who I'm sure will profit big time with the amount that they spent aquiring the land that their retail/condo project sits on.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I batted this around in my head and the only thing I can come up with is the city is buying to sell to a favored developer and big TIF's are involved. Just an opinion, would like to hear facts.

Watch we will get some more town homes shoved down our throat.

Condensed living to keep an eye on the masses. BIG BROTHER STUFF. Hell you are a bunch of Orwellians here can't you see whats going on. :-)

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats with the white type on black background?

This is about as unreadable a combination as I can imagine.

How about adding some blinking tags, and some spinning things too!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

In response to Anonymous 7:26

It's a black back ground because we talk about dishonest people who are suppose to serve us.(Dark Subject Matter)

The white is a representation of the pure and simple truth.

Try a large magnifying glass aprx. 8" in diameter.


I just love these silly comments. :-) I've been waiting for yous and I determined I would use them as a catalyst for a preview of up coming topics.

Very soon we will be talking about Jay Benanav, Walmart & Guns. Not a very nice story. Unfortunately there is more!

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the D&B construction report
and you will be in for a suprise.

It will make the philips liquor redev farther down look like a carnival tent compared to Welsh and Co. Hang on to your wallets and purses citizens

9:27 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Anonymous 7:27. What is the D& B construction report? Where do I find it?

9:14 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Dunn & Bradshaw THANKS! I'll have to check that out!

5:55 PM  

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