The Journal Record covers an unfortunate happenstance regarding the "city detox"
, as I've always heard it referred to, involving a couple whose business used to be located near the facility. The couple moved their business to Linwood Blvd. nine years ago to get away from the joint. Now, the company who runs the detox has proposed to relocate the facility to...guess where...about a block away from where the couple moved their business.
Their frustration is understandable, as no business owner (except perhaps those who own a bar or liquor store) wants inebriates loitering their sidewalks.
I can't help but recall, though, what perhaps was the best take on being located near the detox, as spun by my friend, Grant Humphreys. Last year, during a presentation on Block 42
to the COHBA Sales & Marketing Council, he was asked if there had been any resistance from buyers regarding the development's proximity to the detox.
His response? Something to the effect of, "We actually see it as a plus. It brings more black-n-whites down our street."