Okay, I can’t take it anymore. The “Stop Wal-Mart” hysteria is just stupid. I live in the Heights (Woodland Heights actually, across I-10 from Target); I love the Heights; I sell Heights homes for a living. It’s not like I’m an outsider.
However, who the hell really thinks that Yale at Koehler is the Heights? I’m sure if I tried to sell a house from this area to these mal-contents, they wouldn’t pay Heights prices!
This photo is what people want to save from development? Isn’t it lovely? Isn’t it worth saving? It just makes my heart flutter! It’s just a total wreck of a warehouse/railroad spur area!!!
What, we don’t want to ruin the view of the junk warehouses? We don’t want to despoil the beer bottle covered lot next to the tracks? Give me a break! It’s an old run-down warehouse district. Would you rather have more bars like is spreading down Washington Ave?
You don’t like Wal-Mart? Don’t go there! You talk about crime… I’d rather walk across a Wal-Mart parking lot at night, than the current desolate/junky area.
Be careful what you ask for. If Wal-Mart doesn’t build, who will? It certainly won’t be a cute little batch of picture-book bungalows popping up there.
Enough time on this stuff. I have work to do. Obviously the protestors don’t.
If you want to spend more time on this and want to see more photos of this delightful area go to Charles Kuffner’s Off The Kuff. I didn’t want to steal anymore of his photos.
Another post is from the Chronicle’s recent Home in the Heights.