Wednesday, January 23, 2013


A man braved the severe cold to knock on my door just now to get signatures in support of allowing a bread/pastry place near me. Not sure precisely what zoning change (if any) is necessary, or if it's just the usual "community support is necessary for everything." There was a zoning notice posted, so there might be a needed zoning change, and if there is going to be on-premise baking there are issues (it's currently a residential garage attached to other residences).

But, generally, my neighborhood broadly has had a big decline, since somewhat reversed, of its commercial/retail establishments over the decades. So much so that people forget that various bits were actually once shops and similar. Even in the urban hellhole there can be opposition to nearby commercial/retail.

I'd like a bread shop around the corner.