I am truly sorry for anyone who espouses that as an achievement. Why is it that so many largely minority neighborhoods are populated by bars, liquor stores and clubs? Is it because far too many of us see partying and drunkenness as some sort of rite of passage, some sort of barometer of one's ability to enjoy him or herself? Why not a sports club, a theater, an ice cream parlor or a bakery? Does it always have to be about parties and getting drunk? The absence of constant police complaints from the neighborhood is a wonderful testimony to the efforts of Greater Park Hill.

After reading this article, I intend to become active in the effort to deny Dottie and Cleotis their dream of drunks wandering around and driving the streets of Park Hill.

Name withheld on request

I do not see the need to have yet another place for alcohol consumption--nothing personal. If the Grisbys see the need to fulfill such a dream, let them locate it on Colfax Avenue--not in the middle of a nice residential area.

La Verta W. Scott
via the Internet

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