How did an empty pawn shop become a sex shop?
For months the 219 W. Commonwealth has stood depressingly empty, but at least the trash was on the outside. Now it seems that Commonwealth will sport its very own lingerie shop just two short city blocks from the Boys and Girls Club and the Senior Center. And that’s if we’re lucky, and they limit their wares to the wearable variety.
The lights went off one by one just as I began to take some snapshots of the buxom mannequins through the iron gated windows. Such class in our fair city–”The Education City”. Well, some kids are going to get quite an education from across the street at the friendly gelato cafe. I guess there will be something skimpy dressing these hotties to keep them from showing off too much, but is this really what was envisioned for our downtown? Where is zoning on this one? How long has this area been a redevelopment zone? Is there any better evidence of redevelopment engendering blight?