I woke up to a great text this morning:
"Had dinner at bar cento last night. West 25 has turned into something even more monstrous than you remember!"
Thanks, douchebags. First you take over the Warehouse District, now the near west side. Next thing you know, all the interesting folks will move out of Lakewood and the funky, idiosyncratic eateries will all shut down so you can open more of your highly stylized, douchebag bars and restaurants.
Pretty soon, people won't be able to take any surface streets west of Tower City without randomly being asked if they have any coke or when the next Coldplay/Fall Out Boy/Plain White T's album is coming out. Followed quickly by desperate requests for a lift to the Velvet Dog or the Map Room, where they will talk about what they had for dinner at the Greenhouse Tavern and the time they danced/did shots with LeBron's bodyguard.
Well, I can't do anything about this, so for now - please don't make plans to move to North Collinwood any time soon. However, when the Flats restoration plan is complete, it is all yours. Deal?
3 weeks ago