Tuesday, September 11, 2007

More thoughts on Lily's Cafe

A reader writes:

"you know Lily's cafe and that stretch of block on colorado between Kennedy and Longfellow, which includes colorado kitchen, a (bad) corner store, haircut place, and empty space.

ANYWAY, Lily really did a lot to improve her store and the sidewalk in front of her. she put nice tables w/umbrellas out and huge planters with flowers out.

the other day, i noticed that now, she has even planted flowers etc in the dirt by the curb.

but when you look down the street on either side, tumbleweeds practically roll by--it's derelict w/weeds etc and cracked sidwalk.

it pisses me off that the other businesses don't care, i respond by patronizing lily's but wondered if there is anything else i could do.

as you know, just a few touches like pulling weeds and keeping some plants or flowers, things like that, can transform a block.

thoughts?"

I think you should contact your local ANC rep and see if a clean up/beautification project can be organized. What do you guys think?

2 comments:

J.Con. said...

The way I see it, just keep voting with your dollars. My wife and I got to Lily's about once every two weeks. The place appears to be doing very well; they just hired a new staff of (polite!) teenagers.

Phyllis said...

HA HA HA....wow, is this whole thread trying to be subtle? Hmmmm...who is this all really for? You guy kill me!

So j.con...the value of your vote is what - about $20 a month? I think you're going to have to go at least a couple times a week to help them afford that polite staff and landscaping.