I don’t like this strip mall appeal on Detroit Avenue.
Drug Mart. McDonald’s. Quaker Steak. Five Guys. CVS Pharmacy (it may be an act of terrorism to tear down a church).
There are so many buildings in Lakewood that have apartments above and retail below. Why can’t we embrace and encourage that?
I love Lakewood’s old architecture. It’s beautiful. I love our parks. I love our history.
I am not a big fan of new things. Lakewood is cool. Detroit Avenue has a cool feel.
Crocker Park is a fake community, based solely on spending money. In some way, Crocker Park wants to be us. And, we want to be like them?
It doesn’t make sense.
I feel like this area is becoming gentrified. And I am not down with it. It’s like Rocky River, moving east.
It’s not a good idea.
What would happen if the Victorian homes in San Francisco were torn down and replaced by Five Guys and the like?
Bad idea, right?
We need to leave something a little bit better for the next generation — something that shows what was here before us.