Monday, June 18, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust

First Toot’s, and now this. In our local paper, I just read a story about yet another condo development in the works in our neighborhood. This news item hit home because friends of ours are the current owners of the property in question. They recently moved to the suburbs, so we knew the property was for sale. We just didn’t realize the house would be razed. Our children played in that house and went to school together.

Interesting, that our 11-year-olds have now lived in a Chicago neighborhood long enough to know its history—and the stories behind certain buildings and street corners.


Danielle said...

That is really too bad. It is going to be a tough summer with construction taking place so quickly not to mention the traffic implications.

Wishing you and yours the serenity to see it through.
Oh yeah I tagged you with a meme of Sling's creation.

Kathy said...

Ah. . . serenity. Hard to achieve, but I keep trying. Thanks for the writing prompt. I'll work on that.

Johnny Yen said...

We've been losing a number of old institutions in our neighborhood too. The one Adam misses most is Joe's Meats-- they made all kinds of sausage by hand.

I remember how cool and funky Lakeview was in the eighties-- the same way Lincoln Park was in the sixties. And like Lincoln Park, Lakeview's slid into being a bland mall. I dread that prospect for my neighborhood.