Well, this isn't surprising, because we all knew it was a Wal-Mart, but now it at least gives the neighborhood a focus for their campaign to try and fend it off. Wal-Mart is easier to recruit the right people against than Fuq-wad Development.
Yeah, I rarely comment on anything on this site because I see the same five or ten idiots get into every conversation and start trolling each other like a bunch of fucking passive-aggressive teenagers. It's so easy to get a nice discussion going that way. I'll try not to fall for it again.
Damn, here I was thinking this was going to be a healthy community discussion about socioeconomic issues and neighborhood improvements. Silly me. I guess all the adults should clear out of here so the sad regulars can have their afternoon flame war. Jesus fucking Christ, guys. You could ruin a month-long orgasm.
That's fine. I guess when I see my neighborhood in the title of an article, I'm expecting to read a little more about my neighborhood. I have a bias towards CV, so I was disappointed. I already know people in east side neighborhoods are doing better than they are here. I was hoping to learn something, that's all. I'm rooting for Capitol View to get some good press.
@ Alanek - No, I caught that sentence. It was sandwiched between two paragraphs about why she likes the east side better, which is fine if that's how she feels. I just don't see writing an entire article about how you lived somewhere for a cup of coffee and didn't like it as much as your old neighborhood, especially if that article is supposed to be informative in any way about the place you had the cup of coffee in.
It's really not THAT bad here. We've got the same problems a ton of other neighborhoods have, and it's sad that the southwest neighborhoods are of such low priority to the city government, but there's a lot more happening here than most people realize. If LaFarge ever moves out of the Glenwood facility and the Beltline is able to acquire that railroad, Capitol View is right on it. Then you have the huge swath of Annie E. Casey Foundation property between University and the Beltline that stretches from damn near Metropolitan to the Connector on the north side of CV Manor. There are a lot of possibilities there. Then there's the Fort McPherson redevelopment, which is just to the west of Capitol View. And the huge library planned at the old Capitol View Baptist Church at Metropolitan and Dill. Those are all reasons for people to move here and fill up some of these abandoned and foreclosed houses. We need a few more years and a few more jobs and this place could really get turned around completely. Here's hoping.
I don't understand the point of this article. I live in Capitol View. I understand that there's crime and drugs and hookers. Are you trying to say that it's a great place to live? If so, why was most of the article about how awesome it is everywhere else? And if not, why are you even writing about it? Do us all a favor and don't help so much.
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