Twilight Exit owner opening new bar in the Thomspon’s Point of View space

The people behind the Twilight Exit are opening a new vegetarian-focused bar and grill at 23rd and Union called The Neighbor Lady. The new bar is moving into the space recently vacated by Thompson’s Point of View, the decades-old southern soul food restaurant that closed in September due to about $14,000 in back taxes.

Thompson’s had a rough year and a half. Carl Thompson, Jr died unexpectedly in the spring of 2010 at the age of 51. Carl had been a centerpiece of the restaurant since it started serving up North Louisiana-style food in 1986. The restaurant stayed in the family with his wife Gail taking over.

Inspired by some European bars, the Neighbor Lady’s theme will be “urban brothel, but not too westerny,” said Stephan Mollmann. Mollmann is the owner of the Twilight Exit at 25th and Cherry (a CDN sponsor). He and Shira Bray, also at the Twilight, will be partners in the new venture.

“I said I’d never go into business with anyone, but she’s bad ass,” said Mollmann.

Work could start as early as this weekend, but there’s a lot of work to be done. The Neighbor Lady should be open in mid-to-late February.

“We’re taking our time with this one,” said Mollmann.

The bar and grill will serve predominantly vegetarian comfort food, though there will be a few meat options, said Mollmann. Where the Twilight Exit has mostly meat dishes with a few vegetarian options, he envisions The Neighbor Lady as the inverse of that.

The name comes from a bar in Amsterdam Mollmann frequented when he lived there, and he has wanted to use the name for years. In fact, Twilight Exit was close to being The Neighbor Lady.

On a recent trip to Europe, Mollmann took a lot of photos of bars to help guide the design. Though some some of his personal style will come, too, including “weird” lamps like the ones in the Twilight.

But the 1928 building is going to take a lot of work before it can open. The kitchen is going to get an upgrade, and a gated, boarded-up space just east of the main entrance will be walled-in and utilized.

Mollmann has had his eyes on opening a bar at 23rd and Union for a while (he described similar plans to CDN last year). He wanted to open the Twilight on the corner years ago, he said, and now that the Thompson’s space opened up, he saw an opportunity.

“I’m just filling a void at this point,” he said.

100 thoughts on “Twilight Exit owner opening new bar in the Thomspon’s Point of View space

  1. It will be fun to watch & see this come together…sad that Thompson’s couldn’t make it, but this should be good for that vicinity.

  2. Just what that corner needs. Shira is bad ass. I look forward to another great spot in the neighborhood.

  3. twilight exit is such a quality establishment and good for our community; we are lucky the folks behind T.E. are taking over this space!

  4. WOOHOO! I can’t wait. Looks like we’ll be able to hold community meetings there, by the looks of these comments! :)

  5. Mollman, you sir, rock! I’ve considered the TZ my “neighborhood bar” since they moved from 21st & East Madison, but the 23rd & E. Union space is even closer to where I live, so it’s going to get a lot more business from me, especially during the cold, dark winter months!

  6. As a frequenter of the Twilight and a vegetarian, I’m super excited for this place to open (I’ve always found the veggie food at the Twilight to be a little lacking). However, I just want to point some attention to some other dynamics going on here. As excited as I am by a new business opening, I’m also saddened by the closure of Thompson’s and the misfortune of the family who owned it–a family of color. More and more families of color are getting pushed out of the Central District, and white folks are taking over their businesses. This is a pretty good example of the gentrification currently going on in the CD that’s causing home prices to go up and people to get foreclosed upon.

    Although I’m happy for Mr. Molllman’s success & wish him nothing but the best with the new bar, I also want to express my condolences to the Thompson family.

  7. I agree with Amy’s thoughts. I wish things had turned out better for Gail and her family – she tried hard to make it work, even under so many adverse circumstances.

    Welcome to The Neighbor Lady; looking forward to your opening!

  8. Although I do agree with Ame (‘Thoughts’, above) I do see this as a huge positive for the corner. Along with the new bakery, Cortona and the taco truck a couple blocks up the road, food and drink put people on the street and that makes things both safer and more vibrant. Perhaps the Neighbor Lady will help (finally) spur development on the opposite corner. Really, 23rd & Union has never felt quite right since that earthquake damaged building was razed, so many years ago.

  9. Enough of this racist BS. What you are saying is that the po black folk can’t compete with the white fold. While you seem to be smiling at yourself about how kind and unbiased you are, and while I seem to appear the jert – the opposite is true. You are the perfect example of the kinder, gentler racist. The problem of the historical residents of the CD black, white, or what ever is low expectations.

    You want to think of them as humble downtrodden people fighting a hopeless battle against superior competitors. Stop it. It is a free country. You low mindedness is keeping people down. The comments above make me sick.

  10. Although I too feel a bit for the previous owners of Thompson’s I did not force them out. I simply inquired about an apparently shut down storefront. I didn’t force them to not pay their excise tax. They simply had a dated business model that didn’t work anymore in this changing neighborhood in which I have lived for over 20 years. I also didn’t force someone to sell me their house. They sold it to me willingly and at quite a profit. If you really want to talk about a people being “forced” out of this neighborhood think about during WWII when the Japanese residents of the Central District were put into internment camps and had to sell their homes a desperate prices. So, as far as I know, the Japanese were the only people “forced” out of the CD. I’m just trying to do right by the neighborhood I love.

  11. Well, Its nice to know that the this space won’t simply sit vacant but it’s also sad to know that there is no hope of Thompson’s ever coming back. Oh well- such as life. Best of luck to this new venture.

  12. So glad to see this corner becoming revitalized after falling on hard times during the recession. The neighborhood will be better once they actually build the apartment building over the empty lot on the SW corner.

  13. As Bob Dylan sang 40 plus years ago, “These times they are a changin’…” Thing is, that idea applies every day, every month and every year. Everything evolves to something else. Sad to see Thompsons go but I say bravo someone has the imagination and willingness to take a leap and set-up shop on a corner that has daunted significant economic development.

    A new business for a corner that needs some life; a place for me to go to have a beer and eat veggie food — I can’t believe how my restaurant prayers have been finally answered, in my neighborhood.


  14. Thank you Stephen, and good for you.
    I’d also add, before anyone bemoans the the horrid scourge of gentrification, that if “The Community” had supported Thompson’s better, it wouldn’t have gotten behind. And you’d have to be a total fool to pretend that the sketchy crowds that hung around outside Thompson’s– the ones Ms. Thompson said herself she did her best to keep under control– didn’t exactly help her business. Don’t blame gentrification for trashing her business, that’s not fair. “The Community” had a hand in it.

  15. Maybe you could have Ms. Thompson back on Sundays to cook Southern soul food breakfast. I’d sure be there for that.

  16. Will this be a “bar” or “restaurant”? I pray to the “I am so tired of having to walk in the rainy darkness to Cap Hill with my kids – AGAIN!” Gods that this will be a place for the whole family.

  17. Wish you guys the best of luck, I love the current Twilight and the previous locations.

    Hope similar changes come to the 23+Jackson area

  18. Thanks Grumbo and Stephan for calling out that BS post. Unless of course you came in and pushed out a family of color and took over the business. Puh-leeze. You could have picked apart a few other statements in the original post, but no need I suppose. Best of luck with the new business – we’ll be there. The only agreeable part of that post is wishing the new business the best and feeling for the family who lost a loved one – regardless of color.

  19. Yeah, that would be great – places like the Chieftan and the Madrona/Montlake Ale Houses let minors in until 8 or 9.

  20. I wanted to point out that the “forced gentrification” is not something unique to Seattle. There was a very interesting discussion on NPR/To The Point today about the foreclosure crisis. I didn’t catch the whole thing, but one of the panelists mentioned there are many minority neighborhoods around the country that were victimized by predatory lending over the last 10 years. They mentioned parts of South LA–long standing African-American communities, many families had their homes paid off but were enticed by sleazy loans to help supplement fixed incomes. Those communities are getting wiped out by the foreclosure crisis. I don’t know the circumstances behind Thompson’s closing. I would assume that a lot of the bitter comments here re: gentrification have to do with this. I’d be frustrated, too, if bankers preyed on my family and me with “easy money”.

    Maybe the Occupy Seattle folks should set up shop at 23rd and Union!

    Oops–I should add, sad to see Thompson’s go.

    Congratulations to TE folks–great to see a new hangout in the neighborhood!

  21. Can’t wait for this spot to open. Twilight is walking distance already but this is even closer for me and I’m vegetarian!

  22. **EXLAIMER*** This is purely my personal opinion which I am entitled to have.

    A vegetarian bar??? Come one! Why not a place where people can go and eat some good soul food, drink and be merry. This neighborhood used to be filled with spots like that and they are all going away.

  23. I agree that color shouldn’t be brought into anything. If I didn’t work my ass off for my barely above minimum wage i’d be “forced” out of the CD to somewhere cheaper and no one would care. I feel bad for the Japanese that were really forced out of the CD, remember them? Anyhow back on topic I wish the twilight exit much success here.

  24. Yeah this area needs more good breakfast places. Also I am all for the meat options as well as the veggie.

  25. I wonder why this is also but that also leads me to think of why places like you mentioned don’t succeed. Is there no demand for those types of food in the area? I love soul food but unfortunately I cannot eat it every day due to health and also money, I wonder if more people are like that also.

  26. I do enjoy a good vegetarian meal now and then, but why not do both? Maybe a 50/50 split or put the little * next to a meal option that says “can be made vegetarian”

    Either way, very excited to have you so close to my doorsteps!

  27. I was wondering the same thing! I’m 2 blocks away and would love somewhere to go and eat tasty pub food without having to leave the kids behind. I’m hoping since Thompson’s was already set up as a restaurant the code issues that kept the Twilight from allowing kids for a few years won’t be an issue. That location is surrounded by families with kids – it seems a no-brainer from a business standpoint. *crossing fingers*

  28. I’m not going to reply to everyone’s vitriol directly, but I would like to clarify my point to Mr. Mollman–I didn’t intend to imply that YOU forced out Thompson’s. I know that is absolutely not the case, and again, I never meant to imply that. If that’s what I thought, I wouldn’t have wished you luck on your new place and I wouldn’t have been frequenting the Twilight for the past few years.

    Also, I’d just like to point out that although people may think color shouldn’t be brought into this, it already is. Forced gentrification is real, it’s happening in Seattle & all across the country, and the fact is that it disproportionately affects people of color, not white folks. Whether or not you choose to believe it’s happening, it is and it has been for a long time.

  29. I’m confused. Who “forced” them to not pay their back taxes? Would we be having this discussion if the Beehive failed because they are not black?

  30. You know, if a business can’t get it’s sh*t together, black, white, hispanic, asian, you name it then it goes out of business. Nothing to do with gentrification or racism. Seems to be plenty of Ethopian restaurants staying open in the CD. Probably because they are actually frequented by East-Africans and very welcoming to others. Thompson’s seemed to be more a place for drug dealers to hang out in front and intimidate potential customers, and the last time I went in there many moons ago I pretty much got the stink eye (I’m white) from other patrons so bye bye. You know, that’s fine if it wanted to be black only, but then it’s up to the black community to patronize it. Obviously they didn’t enough so bye bye. I’m tired of people just liking the idea of something like Thompson’s (‘oh a soul food restaurant, how authentic to the CD”) but then not actually eating (or able to eat) there. Doesn’t do anyone any good nor the neighborhood, black, white, whatever.

    Problem is soul food is expensive (and not really that great for you). I welcome a place that does something different, no matter the color of the skin of the owners. I’m sure the Neighbor Lady will thrive, esp as it’s not another damn cafe in an already over saturated coffee corridor (good luck to the new bakery but I just don’t get it – would have been an awesome Mexican or Pho spot). And yes, it would be great if children could come up to a certain hour.

  31. There might be a disproportionate amount of “color” being pushed out, but that is a socioeconomic issue, not necessarily one of race that you did in fact turn it in to.

    Color can push out color too, but its hard to see when you’re the “default” I suppose. Sometimes the people claiming to see the least color are the ones categorizing the hardest.

  32. Awesome news, excited to hear about this new addition to the neighborhood. Menu sounds great, tots are vegetarian right? Will it also have shuffleboard and a photo booth?

  33. I’m so excited to see this going in here. As a former vegetarian and still sometimes apathetic meat eater, the mostly veg and a bit of meat menu sounds perfect. I love the TE and this will be a great complement on the Union/23rd corner. The people coming to visit this place will probably help other nearby businesses be more successful, so I see it as helping maintain what diverse business owners are left in the area. Good stuff all around!

  34. I knew this would come up. I have a child of my own and Shira has one on the way. We would love to be able to bring them in from time to time. We will try to make the place work for kids, but there is no guarantee we can pull it off(at least not right away). It is, however, on our minds.

  35. I love kids very much. Mine as well as other peoples’. Love them so much I wish I could still be them, sometimes.

    But I do not want them in bars where adults are getting wasted. Not a good idea.


  36. Tasha, they are going away because the community does not support them. And many other customers did not feel comfortable going there due to the shadyness of the crowds that hung around outside there. A business needs to have broad enough appeal to attract business, as well as to be welcoming and comfortable to everyone, in order to survive.

  37. I agree on the breakfast front… a place that serves breakfast, at least on weekends, would be much welcome. Maybe even serving it all day until the bar closes? I like the hours that the new Skillet Diner (14th & Union) serves food, though it’s a bit spendy for my budget.

  38. There’s a huge difference between “adults getting wasted” and “adults having a few drinks” . One of the more backwards things about this state is how, in attempting to “shield” children from drinking, we end up making it a tantalying mystery to them – and there’s nothing a kid loves more than a tantalyzing mystery. By the time they hit the ridiculous year of 21 (three years after you can vote, marry, and join the army) they’re ready to spend all their time in bars because they think that’s “grown up”

    Where I grew up (Iowa/Nebraska) it was/is perfectly legal to go into a restaurant cocktail lounge with your parents if you were waiting for a table in the dining room. They’d have a drink, my sister and I would have Shirley Temp,EV’s or Roy Rogers. Nobody got drunk, and their behavior showed us how to drink responsibly. By the time we reached 19 (the drinking age in Iowa at the time) we mostly knew how to handle ourselves, a few dumb youthful episodes notwithstanding.

    In any event, a vegetarian bar & grille called “The Neighbor Lady” doesn’t sound like a place where you’ll find many hard drinking types ;-)

  39. @Stephan If you make it work for kids, like a Six Arms or Elysian model, we will be there about once a week! Beer! Food! Family time! It will be our new default hang out. We’d love to walk east instead of west for a good pub-style meal! We need this in our ‘hood.

  40. Hm…last time I checked at my local pubs there weren’t a ton of adults getting smashed with kids in tow. It’s not like we’re talking about Neighbors or the Alibi Room. A bar & grill type restaurant can be a perfectly family-friendly establishment – and still appeal to the non-breeders – if done right. I have no doubt that a pub type restaurant could do very well in this area – lots of families moving in. And more families on the street, using local businesses, the safer our community.

  41. I am totally stoked a committed entrepeneur to this neighborhood has chosen this location to open up the next venture. The only tough choice I will have is not “if” I will go but “which one” I will go to!

  42. So, I guess it’s still “The Elysian”, “Boom”, “Plum”, and “Barrios” for us. Too bad.

  43. Sounds like something to look forward to in February.

    Amateur advice: I don’t know much about the restaurant business, but I hope Mollman and Bray will consider offering Take-Out. Oh, and don’t forget to pay your taxes,


  44. yea skillet is way too spendy to eat at with any regularity. I would also love breakfast, and carnivorous options during.

  45. excited to see this happen. and I’m sure it’s super rough on Mrs Thompson as this was her family’s business, with lots of memories of friends and family, here and gone. For that I’m a bit bummed, but I do find it hilarious that race was raised here. the subtle suggestion that we’re all complicit in this grand scheme, akin to forced segregation, which was truly horrible and a blight on this city’s history, is such an egregious overreach to be almost shameful. Actually, it’s just plain dumb.

    I have kids, would love to see them welcome but am fine if they are not. I would love to see a few local taps from some of the cool new breweries we’ve got in the city–Big Al’s, American Brewing, Hilliards, Fremont. Otherwise, I am stoked!

  46. People who breed, as opposed to people who don’t breed

    (or, of you will, those with children versus those with no children)

  47. Im sorry Amy but that can happen to any color, not just black. It happens to every race everyday. Instead of bringing color into this how about you look at people attitudes, activities, spending habits, etc. before even touching on color.

  48. Pretty much why I dont visit certain places Jim. If I get hassled or anything by the establishment or even the people outside I take it out on the establishment and wont return. If I noticed that the establishment is policing the people that loiter out front or around the location then I may return but unlikely.

  49. Please oh please make sure you have a solution for the beer lines. The ONLY problem at the TE is the beer just isnt cold enough. It hasnt kept me away but it has kept me frustrated. Its also hard to get some of my non believer friends to frequent the place. BEER MUST BE COLD. No offense to my english brothers.

  50. CDREG–funny because I noted it too. 10 mins into a beer at TE and it’s a bit too warm unless it’s supposed to be that way.

  51. True in this context, although living in Seattle you are more likely to hear it in the GLBT context – meaning gay people vs straight people, a somewhat derogatory term coming from that side.

  52. if you would bring back the old Twilight vibe. The new one got way too family friendly cheerseque versus the dingy sweetness of the old locale.

  53. I want so badly to make the Twilight Exit my bar. I live around the corner and have learned to hate it because of the absolutely shitty treatment I get in there. I’m a quiet patron with simple needs and good tipping habits, but the service always seems inconvenienced. Perhaps this new spot will be different.

  54. @Dusty Eggs: So if you have kids, but didn’t “breed” them – ie: adoption or stepchildren – are you still a breeder? Or is this term just used for anyone who is parenting children? Thanks for the response.
    @ Yes: Thought so, this is the context I have mostly seen it used in – and with discriminatory tone. That is why I thought it so odd, and off-putting, that it was used in this string. Thanks for the response.

  55. totally agree, as do all my friends. maybe its because I dont fit the demographic so well. how about a smile once in a while??

  56. So try Cafe Noir out in front of Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave: cold beer, wine, snacks OR full meals, kid-friendly with toys, even. Why aren’t more families stopping there? You don’t have to go in to watch a movie. Cartoon happy hour on Thursdays at 5:30 is free!!! It’s a locally-owned small business. (Full disclosure: I’m the landlady, I want to see you all there, having a great time, spending your entertainment monies.)

  57. @Jean. “Cafe Noir”? Learn something new everyday. Didn’t realize the eating area in Central Cinema had it’s own name. Regardless, I used to be a regular there and occasionally attend the Thurs family night and eat at the cafe not in the theater. I say “used to” and “occasionally” because I got fed up with the service. No offense to the actual waitstaff. They are wonderful. But it seems whatever system they have in place can not accommodate both the cafe and theater. It is rare that we get all that we ordered and under 1.5 hours. We have had incidents with friends and out of town guests that were down right embarrassing and insulting. Once we even waited over 2 hours (I kid you not) for one of our guest’s pizza. We finally had to take it to go as our poor guest was still hungry despite nibbling on our food and to add insult to injury they still charged us for it. Two weeks ago, the “salad” that accompanied my sandwich looked like they had removed it from the compost bin. It was absolutely gross. And yes, I have spoken to one of the owners, but honestly, they don’t seem to really care to attract diners into the cafe. Not really understanding their business model.

  58. This is exciting news. I am a vegetarian and live about six blocks away. With the area being so up and coming, I have been waiting for some new local bars for some time now. I cannot wait for the grand opening.

    I also agree that the hipster morons and their horrible friends who work at the Twilight Exit make me rarely go there. I hope that The Neighbor Lady will have a different vibe and not rude servers.

  59. What exactly is a “hipster”? From what I can tell, based on the comments on Seattle blogs, it seems to be a young person who has not yet become sufficiently bitter with life as to spend all their time commenting on the Internet about how much they dislike young people who have not yet become sufficiently bitter with life.

  60. yo, Stephan & Shira, there better be enough counter space for a damn Jagermeister tap machine. i live 3 bloks away. i’m just sayin’…

  61. “In any event, a vegetarian bar & grille called “The Neighbor Lady” doesn’t sound like a place where you’ll find many hard drinking types ;-)”

    what a terribly corny/lame thing to suggest. i’m a hard drinking type, and so are most of my friends, and i can promise you we’ll all be there. and have you actually met Stephan? ha!

  62. After seeing the deplorable condition of that kitchen no one from Thompson’s will ever set foot in there again. I am in shock at what I’ve seen. My heart goes out to anyone who ever ate there.

  63. i dont want to make helpful suggestions about your menu nor do i want to discuss kids in pubs…or gentrification. i just wanted to be the 80th person to comment on a story about a vegetarian restaurant opening up in the CD.

    comment: i look forward to a new place to get good healthy eats and a nice glass of cheap red wine.

  64. I wonder if there is a way to have it operate like St. Clouds (a bar with no kids where patrons can eat at tables) and a restaurant area where adults with kids can have drinks with the meal. I am psyched to see this change and hope that there will be a way to bring my kids so I can actually patronize this place. How about a bike rack out front too? Love to ride over with the kids in the spring/summer for a meal.

  65. I second the bike rack. Might want to get that request in soon, though. The city’s got a backlog of 70 or so…

  66. Not as corny/lame as a drunk who can’t take a joke. I’m sure you and your “friends” are a barrel of laughs. Do you play quarters or something?

    Who’s Stephen? Am I supposed to be impressed?

  67. Ummm… Actually, Amy brings up an important issue that we should all consider. America can be a cruel place for many awful reasons: sometimes it is race, sometimes it is economic, ethnic, social class etc. The problem is that many of us want to believe in the myth that we are enlightened and beyond such problems here in Seattle in 2011. We certainly are not if we are pretending we live in some utopian, level playing field, market driven land of success for the most industrious. This is not true. Particularly when we are talking about 23rd and Union. Most of the twentieth century, banks would not loan money to people here because it was the black neighborhood. The divisions in the economy that have been drawn because of historical patterns like this are certainly at play today. Thompson’s was an important part of the black community which was never supported by white Seattle. To say that it was not accommodating to white patrons is not true but explains the heart of the problem. How do minority owned businesses that were never supported by the majority suddenly shift to accommodate the encroaching majority? I know this new restaurant will be great and I will definitely go there, but I am also bummed that we seem to have too little room in our neighborhood for a place like Thompson’s Point of View to coexist with the encroaching wealthy white majority.

  68. It is much much simpler than things are made out to be. If the restaruant has food I like and sanitary conditions – I will eat there and spend piles of money. It doesn’t matter to me what color the owner, cook, or waiter is. The question is were they serving anything anybody wanted. And were they responsible with their money such that they could keep on doing business. And another thing – did they really want to keep doing business.

    True prejudice runs deep. I am aware of my many prejudices. I have become less inclined to engage other races after endless crummy experiences. However, my gluttony overcomes racial divides. I want good food. I’ll go anywhere to get it.

    So race did not bring Thompsons down. I suspect what brought them down was they just didn’t have the heart for it.

  69. I got to say that the gentrification comment made is about as ridiculous as it gets… If that was the case than I too am a part of the white problem as I did buy an abandoned house on Union and 26th that was owned by a black person before the bank foreclosed on the property. Unfortunately that perspective is completely idiotic, as the money that I used to purchase the property I had earned when serving my 2nd tour in Iraq. Should I feel sorry for someone who is not playing by the same rules that everyone else plays by? no! and if I get to the point that I can not pay my house payment or my taxes will someone else say “oh that poor white-man what a sad thing?” Wake up Seattle! The Central District was the slum, the ghetto, and now it is on the way to the top, and anyone who has a problem with that should move out. I welcome Twilights newest venture and wish them all the success in the world, I will be supporting them by bringing as many of my friends as I can.

  70. The general opinion in Britain (when I lived there, half a life ago) was that Americans drank their beer cold so that they would not have to actually taste it.

  71. This place pre Thompsons was similar, owned by a soul food chef named Ms. Helen. I remember it in the 1970s though it probably dated back further than that. The loss of Thompsons is a sad one, especially for such a relatively small sum of money. No doubt the sudden death of the owner’s husband had much to do with it. No, I am not excited about another place white hipsters can feel at ease in. You all have so many other places. Contrarily, the African American presence in the CD continues to shrink.
    Sad to see you go, Thompsons. You meant a lot to Seattle’s Black community over the years. Best wishes to the family who has moved on.You hipsters are so progressive except when it comes to your greedy appetites for every damn thing in the Universe. Suddenly then you may as well be Ayn rand herself.

  72. “After seeing the deplorable condition of that kitchen no one from Thompson’s will ever set foot in there again. I am in shock at what I’ve seen. My heart goes out to anyone who ever ate there.
    Comment by twilightexitllc3″

    Dear Twilightexitllc.

    I have been in your bar. May I say I am surprised at this rude comment in light of what I saw there? The woman has lost her husband and her longtime business. Show some class.

  73. The neighbor lady is great. I’ll be back.

    Too bad about the former owner. Consider it a fresh start. At which time some honesty is very helpfull.

  74. oh jesus here we go again… hey “long time resident,” why don’t you leave this horrible gentrifying neighborhood if it’s so bad? sounds like you’re the one spewing the hate and racism. no one was excited to see Thompson’s go, however THEY did fail. and you can’t deny true facts like: THE BUILDING WAS INFESTED WITH RATS. look through the pictures of the remodel if you don’t believe. oh and not to mention the crime that sure seemed to originate out of the old parking lot? seemed bad enough for the police to put in a drop in center across the street no? regardless, they failed and another neighbor stepped in to fill the gap. that’s the CD i want to live in, not one filled with abandoned buildings. as someone who’s not black, am i even allowed to live here??? shut up already.

  75. And you don’t think white businesses have rats? Who do think brought the rats here, and the drugs and the garbage being fed to us. What a bunch of lies.

  76. “Ayn Rand is a man you dolt.
    Try to be literate if your going to claim literacy.”

    this might be the single most ironically hilarious post I’ve ever seen on the Internets.

    Pillbox – I salute you!

  77. We are utilizing the infinite space of the cultural dimention, that space that has been reserved by fear as if there are monsters beyond or the end of the earth. I shall be your ambassador of this dementia. You filthy half wits are to be flung into orbs moving away from the righteous path to become self sustaining and hopefully better people. Good luck.

  78. “cultural dimention”

    Pillbox – you’re killin me!

    try to be literate, ok?

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