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Re: “Batalá Durham's Central Park Standoff with Liberty Warehouse Residents Is Gentrification in Motion

I live at Liberty Warehouse, and I just want to say that all this hubbub has been generated by ONE resident. Yes, I said ONE. And the rest of us have made it clear on our community message board that we think this resident is being unreasonable. The reason 99% of us moved into this building was to be in the thick of all these wonderful reminders (and the sounds that come with them) of the culturally and socially vibrant city we live in. To the ONE resident who moved here expecting a bland suburban lifestyle: You've gotta be kidding me! Clearly this person isn't terribly gifted at making wise life decisions. I, for one, am going to be royally PISSED if this ONE person's quixotic pursuit of bland whitebread suburban "bliss" in the middle of downtown Durham gets Batala Durham (or anyone else, for that matter) banned from using the park. Batala was here first. We moved onto THEIR turf. NOT the other way around. This neighborhood -- and ALL of Durham -- has a rich history. Moving into a new building doesn't mean any of us get to ignore, erase or otherwise disrespect it.

Hey, Indy editors: I'd appreciate it if you'd publish my comment in the paper so the rest of Durham doesn't think we're all a bunch of jerks. You even can put my name on it: Kirk Royal.

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Posted by layorak on 08/02/2017 at 12:19 PM

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