Culture on the Cheap
A Most Interesting Conversion
The fence is finally down at 946 Manhattan Avenue and although I am not too jazzed about the mismatched brick I have to confess: the finished product is much more tasteful than I had anticipated. My little voice told me that this looked like it was going to be an eating establishment so I headed over to check out the permits. It has been my experience that they can be an excellent source of information about such things. When I did I not only got confirmation that this space will in fact be a restaurant but I also got a little dark entertainment thrown in for good measure.
I am not by nature a superstitious person. As I walk through our hallowed streets I do not see dead people. Or if I do I cannot tell them apart from some of their living counterparts (who, it should be noted, usually call our local “Hotel” home). The previous having been written there are certain things that should not mix. Funeral parlors and eating establishments are among them. It’s sort of like converting a kennel into a Chinese restaurant.*
In any case I’ll be very interested to learn what is going to move into this space. If anyone reading this is “in the know” please share your scoop via comments. Thanks!
*I do not believe Chinese restaurants serve up fur kids for food. In fact I find this urban legend pretty offensive. I am merely using it here to illustrate my point. No offense is intended nor should be taken.