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Reader: Perk Hill was more than a coffee shop, it was a neighborhood nexus

Perk Hill, a coffee shop at 22nd and Kearney, closed abruptly this week. And while residents of the area disagree about how well

Perk Hill served the neighborhood

, with its coolers and "hillbilly furniture," they agree on at least one thing: better an independent neighborhood spot than another Starbucks.

Here's hilde45's take:

This was more than a coffee shop; it was a nexus, a meeting place, a pillar of Park Hill local life. Perk Hill had an educated sense of what was both epicurean and communal. The landlord/ property owner (who also owns St. Mark's coffee house) of the property, as I understand it, made life difficult for this neighborhood business and community anchor. Let's hope that no one tries swoop in, a la Starbucks, and tries to set up coffee shop in its place after running out our beloved Perk Hill.

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