COMMENT OF THE DAY: THE FIRST 3 STEPS OF RETAIL REVIVAL “It seems like bars are the first businesses to move into an area as it becomes established/gentrified. Other food and drink places seem like a logical next step, but what comes after that? In my mind a neighborhood has officially arrived when it has a grocer with decent produce, but there must be several intermediate phases.” [Alec, commenting on Affecting the Bar-to-Restaurant Ratio in Midtown]
A sign of the times
THE GAYS! :)
It is time that Old 6th gets a grocery store.
Signs your neighborhood is moving up: dry cleaner, veterinarian, day spa.
No particular order: Check cashing, auto parts store, CiCi’s pizza, Chinese buffet.
I would argue that dog daycares prove you have reached maximum level gentrification.
Honestly, I’ve lived in several newly gentrified neighborhoods (I’m gay, you see) and have never noticed bars? as a symbol that the area has arrived, it’s more that the old bars actually leave as do the Cash Advance and Pawn Shops, THATS! when you know it’s arrived..that and people take down chain link fences in their front yard and actually mow the grass.
Good call, TacoTruck. See also: Montessori school.
Wrong. The first thing in is Artist/Art Studios.
[In the southernest, twangiest voice possible]
If you’ve got a hot yoga studio next to a crossfit studio……
You might be in a gentrified neighborhood
This sounds like good fodder for a “You might live in a gentrified neighborhood if…” series