So in case you haven’t heard, there’s no longer a Planned Parenthood on Lark Street anymore.
Over the years, I’ve gotten to know a few of the people who worked at Planned Parenthood because that’s where I get my abortions. Â That’s a bad joke. Â In actuality, they would come into the restaurant for lunch. Â I am going to miss Rob and Amy the most. Â I love those two.
(However, I can say that I will NOT miss those crazy offensive picketers who used to show up in front of Planned Parenthood on Saturday mornings. Â Those people gave me nightmares.)
But anyway, I was reading a story in the TimesUnion.com about the Planned Parenthood leaving Lark Street, and how the vacant building is now for sale, and the reporter wrote the following:
Tom Cairns, a broker for NAI/Platform, which is handling the sale and helped Planned Parenthood find its new location on Central Avenue, said the firm has been approached by developers seeking to build a mix of apartments and stores on theÂ site.
“It would be ideal for an upscale coffee shop — a Starbucks or something,” CairnsÂ said.
Is that guy Cairns kidding?
The last thing Lark Street needs is a Starbucks. Â It’s unfortunate that the sale of this building is being handled by someone who thinks a “Starbucks” is what Lark Street is missing. Â Gross. Â Plus, there’s already like 4 coffee shops on the street.
I have always loved Lark Street, probably because there’s a bar every 4 feet. Â I love the independent flavor of Lark Street. Â One exception being Dunkin Donuts at the end of Lark, most of the stores on Lark Street are small businesses owned by local people. Â It’s great! Â I love that you can have a great meal at McGuire’s, and then 3 blocks down the street I can buy a one hitter or get a neck tattoo. Â I also love that Lark Street is sandwiched between the capital building, and one of the greatest city parks in the country, Washington Park.
What do you think would make a good addition to Lark Street? Â (and please don’t say, “a good burrito restaurant” ;(
I vote for a butcher. Â A very sexy butcher.
Or maybe I’ll open that plumbing store I’ve always wanted to own. Â ”Matt’s Plumbing. Â We do shitty work.”