“Is this a bad area mum?” the 44052
Out of the mouths of babes– or at least my 4-year-old grandson.
Along the river and through the blight to Nag nog”s house we go.
Usually a visit here finds their journey coming from the west side of Lorain 44053 to the 44052 up West Erie, along the lake , past Lake View Park and the rose gardens – a place of bubbles and giggles
PHOTO- MARK TELEHA- LAKEVIEW PARK THE BUBBLE GUY
. My grandsons, sitting high in their special protective seats, had a different view on their way to this old house than they did the other day.
As my grandsons travel with their parents, they have heard their mother say from time to time
” are the doors locked this looks like a bad area”
So as they were coming north on Broadway (due to Oberlin Avenue construction) Gavin, as they came out from under the underpass and going the required speed limit, took in his surroundings. He saw, for probably the first time , what we see every day as we do our errands , the people hanging around “waiting for whatever they wait for”, the dreadful state of some of the buildings, the decay and general ambiance that has become “downtown Lorain”
It was just a good job he can’t read THE WELCOMING SIGN ON THE DOOR of a “downtown business” AS IT WAS THAT DAY
the lowrider trucks parked in front of the old Style Center had caught his attention as they slowed even further to turn onto 4th BUT HIS WORDS showed an understanding of his environment .
‘IS THIS A BAD AREA MUM?”
ED NOTE: Complaints have been made re the offensive ( not to all apparently-) Mr. Dye obviously feels his clientage would be comfortable with such a “welcome sign” ) door language . Mr. Dye has been asked to remove the language . Wonder why he didn’t ask the design review Board to OK the door ?
To be continued as we will take a pictorial walk – the GOOD, The Bad the UGLY!!!!!!!