Comment of the Day: How Mt. Yuppie Was Formed

COMMENT OF THE DAY: HOW MT. YUPPIE WAS FORMED On Top of Mt. Yuppie“When this place opened, there was a ‘oh no, here come the yuppies‘ reaction. Now, years later, it is closing and people are complaining about how the Heights is losing its character. Basically, a reprise of ‘oh no, here come the yuppies.’ It is really just the process of yuppie sedimentary rock formation. Yuppies get older, have kids and become boring. Their hangouts go out of style and go out of business. Then, the next layer of yuppies comes in and opens new businesses and the prior layer of former yuppies groan about the neighborhood losing its character.” [Old School, commenting on Sunset Heights Wine Bar The Boom Boom Room Will Close Forever This Friday] Illustration: Lulu

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  • Like what’s happening in East Hou. Newbies are courted and the oldies are relegated to the side-lines.

  • You nailed it. Living in Montrose it is nothing but complaints about what the neighborhood used to be…blah blah.. Yeah some of the new homes are definitely ugly and you’ll see people wearing scarfs with T-Shirts in 75 degree weather–but who really cares. Live and let live or relocate. I guarantee when some of these people moved here in mid 1980’s with feathered hair, high-waisted mom jeans, multicolored raybans, and virginia slims sticking out the back pocket, the neighbors were saying the same damn thing. Come to think of it, all that same crap is exactly what you find in half the coffee shops now. People forget they have a choice where they want to live and should accept the possibilities of change beyond the borders of their own home. I’d rather just accept the home designs that aren’t my favorite then list to some HOA telling me grass is too short, I can’t grow ivy along my wall, I must have a certain fence within 12 inche, or xmas lights are required. These are actual notices my friends have received in the burbs. To hell with that.

  • Drew, not only are you wrong when you write, “People forget they have a choice where they want to live…” but your comment considers involuntary displacement as a matter of style (clothes, hair, home design) and you neglect to mention the word “community” even once.

    I’m not necessarily picking a side in this perennial “debate,” not right now, at least, but there is a lot more to place and community than just style, and not everybody has the luxury of moving anywhere they want on a whim.

    It’s just a really shallow set of concerns and some invalid assumptions you’re working with there.

  • @harbeer – perhaps if you happen to be incarcerated.

  • The frustrations of not being able to pick the growth in a growing area….. Illogical, but common refrain. ” I am here, now shut the door.”

  • I agree with drew

  • @Harbeer

    Last time I checked….you do actually have a choice where to live outside of human trafficking, project housing, and thanks you @llhd the prison population.

    Who said style was the only definition of a neighborhood? Read between the lines mate….its just an example of labels being applied to populations of neighborhoods. They are pointless, irrelevant, and cyclical. It was essentially re-emphasizing what the comment of the day. Neighborhoods all have their cycles and each cycle is fought and criticized with the same arguments. I had fun using funny fashion I see everyday. I mean c’mon seeing someone wearing a scar with a T-shirt and flip-flops? Completely silly, but I love seeing these folk around me. So I’m sorry to tell you that these styles are definitely not “concerning” for me and I personally don’t assume anything about style. For all I know they have a physical defect they are hiding, but I just don’t think that much into it…because it doesn’t matter.