Issue 56: All of our yesterdays
Actually now that those buildings are down, I realize how ugly they were. But I'm not looking forward to the big box retailers that will replace them. I hope we get some local stuff. And some good restaurants. Please! A good restaurant!
Yes, they were ugly buildings--but they housed the local businesses. That corner sure looks weird and empty right now, I have to say. Is there actual news about what businesses *will* be there? Your tags are apt.
They were ugly because the landlords let them become ugly and dilapidated. I was in Fort Collins over the break and they've done a fine job restoring their downtown to its 19th century glory. Too bad not many in this burgh have the sense to understand that not everything has to look like some suburb of LA.
What? You don't think every square inch of the united states shouldn't look like some ubiquitous blandsville. What's wrong with "everywhere U.S.A."? Just think about it: No more home sickness when you travel--everywhere you feels exactly like home (or is it that everywhere is generic, nowhere feels like home)! The sooner unique burghs like Sugarhouse accept assimilation, the sooner we will all be happy in our commercial numbness.