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Hey it's better than sitting there creating mold.
Menard's isn't that a French word for something you step in !
Jesus, I'm behind chastised by a south side hippie.
Wow. I didn't know there were people that openly racist in the world anymore...
I'll take the Menards....whatever Menards is
I wonder if the folk got paid right?
A) the neighborhood only started declining after the original speculators started repeated failed plans a decade or so ago.
B) this was a continuation of the planned elimination of Black communities in St Louis County. Kirkwood ignored Meachum Park's requests for annexation for decades, until WalMart wanted to come in. Then Kirkwood annexed, blighted and paved over 90% of Meachum Park. Then there's the neighborhood just west of Hadley where Target & the shopping area by the Galleria are today.
Like remember the Good Friday tornado of 2011 where it hit that shithole area by the airport and caused millions of dollar in improvements? It's funny that a tornado can make vast improvements to the land of the apes...yet, took no apes.
So sad...like that house on the right...PEACE
Slum anyways! On their way to destroy another community!
Bye crack dealers and dumps.
Awesome... The neighborhood needed sprucing up
I mean I like the story... Not the house demolition part.
It has been a long time coming, 10 years in the works, it was dilapidated and an eyesore with many abandoned homes for years.
I wasn't put out.
when are you leaving?
Kacey Wayne Richmond Hampton
@chadgarrison Loved those photos! goo.gl/U8f7th via @RiverfrontTimes
@Clayton Hall: And that neighborhood where Target is is where I grew up. My parents and grandparents had two house there and got paid way above market value for their land. They now live in Ladue. You are most certainly correct in your assertion that there was a racial component in this systematic elimination of traditional black communities in St. Louis County. I'm just glad my parents got paid "big time" and all my siblings graduated from Brentwood High School and graduated from university. As for me I left St. Louis for San Francisco and now Missouri, particularly St. Louis, is most definitely fly over country for me! Thank Goddess! Good commentary Clayton!