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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #175 on: March 20, 2017, 03:11:39 PM »
^Blue Bottle is always a sign of hyper-gentrification in the Bay. In Oakland, they won't touch neighborhoods with a surviving middle class or a large Latino/Black population. They typically only set up shop in majority white neighborhoods where nearly everyone is a millionaire, trust fund kid, or makes at least 100k a year.

Sort of like Heinen's here on a more Cleveland scale.   That's why it was such a BFD when they opened downtown.
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« Reply #176 on: March 20, 2017, 06:35:33 PM »
in nyc, despite all the hipstery neighborhood gentrifier coffeeshops, without question the best coffee remains the cafe con leche's made with bustelo at the bodegas.
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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #177 on: March 20, 2017, 06:59:14 PM »
When did people start calling corner stores "bodegas"?  I had barely heard the word until about five years ago. 

In Cincinnati they are either a corner store or a del or a pony keg.  A corner store generally refers to a corner store that is actually on a corner and if it has parking is in a vacant lot to one side.  A del or a pony keg usually has a bootleg pre-zoning strip of parking in front that can't be built today, although a pony keg probably stocks more beer and is open later.  Sometimes a pony keg is also a drive-thru, but a place that is explicitly called a drive-thru usually doesn't have a store you can walk into. 

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« Reply #178 on: March 20, 2017, 07:30:48 PM »
^The various black churches (and there are dozens and dozens of them) are going to benefit the most financially when Cincinnati neighborhoods gentrify.  Many of them own a dozen or more random properties.

Last year I was walking around taking pictures in OTR, as I do most every warm weekend. I took a picture of the church on Sycamore next to Nichola's. The pastor came running out and asked me, "Are you with 3CDC? I want to sell this church!" So despite the narrative among a number of young white liberals that 3CDC is an evil gentrifier, many of the people that have actually been in the neighborhood for decades are welcoming what 3CDC is doing.
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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #179 on: March 21, 2017, 06:48:20 AM »
When did people start calling corner stores "bodegas"?  I had barely heard the word until about five years ago. 


thats because you are in sw ohio. bodegas started when latinos from the islands moved to the states. we have them in lorain and cleveland too. bodegas have staples, quick grab stuff like sodas/beer, sandwiches and brain frying coffee always made with bustelo and steamed milk. and a cat. always a cat. don gato watches over the place.
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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #180 on: March 21, 2017, 11:15:06 AM »
The problem with bodegas is the term is being used for every corner store in a gentrified area. I think that's what jmecklenborg is talking about. In DC, the white trust-fund kids are calling corner stores run by Koreans "bodegas" when they're clearly just corner stores. They don't even know what the word means.
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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #181 on: March 21, 2017, 11:47:35 AM »
It's because of Half Baked


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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #182 on: March 21, 2017, 11:49:07 AM »
Yeah I remember seeing a "bodega cats" blog post or something about 4~ years ago.  It was obviously written by someone who had just started using the word. 

I remember when I was in college that many people were completely fascinated by Laundromats (UO is auto-capitalizing?) because most had grown up in homes with washers and dryers.  Since all these gentrifiers are renting apartments with in-unit washers and dryers, I sense that the corner store is the flashpoint where these suburban kids get to mingle with the ethnics. 

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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #183 on: March 21, 2017, 11:51:49 AM »
You guys are thinking way too hard about this.

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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #184 on: March 21, 2017, 02:13:04 PM »
Laundromats (UO is auto-capitalizing?)

Because Laundromat is a trademark that later became generalized, much like Kleenex or Xerox.
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Re: Gentrification News & Discussion
« Reply #185 on: March 21, 2017, 02:39:36 PM »
Laundr-O-Mat

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