I lived on Maiden Lane, had to walk past Sadlacks to every class I ever attended at NC State.
Again, "emminent domain" has been perverted to line the pockets of private developers.
And given the conditions that the students in that neighborhood live in - Maiden lane in the 1920's was the "high rent district" - the Theta Chi House was then the Mayor's residence, named "maiden" after his daughters - but in the 1980's it was the student Ghetto the rats had nicknames. I'm wondering how many of those properties are still owned by the same slumlord John Schrader who made his living from milking students who could afford no more than hot and cold running roaches.
But Sadlacks, that's the problem. Yeah right.
Well, you can see Sadlacks from Hillsborough Street, you know when the board of Trustees and the crowd with all the endowments is paraded around to convince them to give money to the University.
Raw capitalism is good for some things, but it does have limits.
Why must it have limits?
Because left completely alone, it starts to eat itself.
I'm happy to hear the optimism in the owner; I started school in 1985, the year after she took ownership. I salute her for being able to maintain that corner for thirty years as it is.
As for another eight-story building -
The Belltower was once the tallest structure on campus. It was still a guiding landmark all these years, "We're across the street from the belltower"
These dumb fools will keep this up until you can't even see the belltower from anywhere but behind the windows of their monuments to greed.
Indy Week • 302 E. Pettigrew St., Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
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