Demolition is still slated to proceed
The City has asserted that it can't do anything other than offer economic assistance to the Red Avocado and Defunct Books.
That doesn't mean we're powerless. Let's go to the City Council meeting on January 10 and tell them, clearly, that we want them to support developers who work with businesses.
Let's also tell Jesse Allen that we want to believe he can work with businesses. He has the power to give the Red Avocado and Defunct Books more time. We want to believe that, as a developer and as a future landlord, he will be willing to discuss, adjust, help, and make plans with his future business tenants. We want to believe he supports local businesses. It would help if he gave these two businesses another thirty days. Thirty business days, rather than holidays and weekends included.
And let's tell our neighbors in the College Green Neighborhood that we support them in wanting to see developments that look right for their area, that transition between commercial and residential.