Austin Restaurant Owner On Gentrification: 'It Ain't About The Black Or White Or Mexican'

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2019/07/31 11:50:42 (permalink)

Austin Restaurant Owner On Gentrification: 'It Ain't About The Black Or White Or Mexican'

https://www.kut.org/post/east-austin-restaurant-owner-gentrification-it-aint-about-black-or-white-or-mexican
 
 
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    phlmaestro
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    Re: Austin Restaurant Owner On Gentrification: 'It Ain't About The Black Or White Or Mexic 2019/07/31 12:53:10 (permalink)
    Gentrification is a difficult issue. It's also become a huge issue here in Philadelphia, where longtime working-class neighborhoods have been taken over by younger people who make a lot of money.
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    Re: Austin Restaurant Owner On Gentrification: 'It Ain't About The Black Or White Or Mexic 2019/07/31 13:24:04 (permalink)
    Is high tech and the resultant workforce part of this problem?
    It is destroying the Bay Area as far as a textured region. Who ever thought too much money would be a source of the loss of culture?
    post edited by 1bbqboy - 2019/07/31 13:25:11
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    Re: Austin Restaurant Owner On Gentrification: 'It Ain't About The Black Or White Or Mexic 2019/07/31 13:38:29 (permalink)
    Hoboken, NJ...a run down slummy city for the most part in the '50s...those neighborhoods have been redone...and a brownstone goes for more than a comparable one in NYC...beautiful White Collar neighborhoods now, and some very fancy restaurants and sidewalk cafes to cater to their tastes...with prices to match..Not the Hoboken we went to visit to get Italian bread and pastry in the small Italian neighborhood...Now the whole city is spruced up and much higher economic class!
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    Re: Austin Restaurant Owner On Gentrification: 'It Ain't About The Black Or White Or Mexic 2019/07/31 14:26:06 (permalink)
    I lived near the 12th and Chicon intersection mentioned in the article for nearly a decade. Small bungalows that were selling for 30-40k back then now bring upwards of a half a million. Nearly all the old Black-owned businesses were forced out because they couldn't afford the (new) property taxes.
     
    Old barbershops and diners that had been around for decades were replaced with chichi boutiques.
     
    It's frankly depressing.
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    Re: Austin Restaurant Owner On Gentrification: 'It Ain't About The Black Or White Or Mexic 2019/07/31 15:09:29 (permalink)
    Happening everywhere. The lack of housing built during the last 10 years has upset the equilibrium.
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    Re: Austin Restaurant Owner On Gentrification: 'It Ain't About The Black Or White Or Mexic 2019/08/23 16:07:44 (permalink)
    1bbqboy
    Is high tech and the resultant workforce part of this problem?
    It is destroying the Bay Area as far as a textured region. Who ever thought too much money would be a source of the loss of culture?



    Banchero's in north Hayward folded a few years ago...
     
    Catelli's in Geyserville is not the same (new owners)...changed from a restaurant "the old crowd" went to, to a younger yuppie crowd driving expensive cars ...
     
    Puerto Vallarta in Calistoga closed last year...
     
    Yountville Diner in Yountville was redesigned in 2003 as a trendy wine and tapas bar. It was previously a popular diner from 1976 to 2001
     

     
    GOOD NEWS...The Broiler restaurant in north Ukiah / Redwood Valley is still a great place...you have to know where it is, in order to find it...old ranchers in the region love this place...linen table clothes, it's like a time machine, stepping back to the 1950's. Steaks cooked to order over oak fire / coals...
     
    post edited by BackRhodes - 2019/08/23 16:16:04

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