It’s always something.
I keep getting Facebook messages (FYI, the least professional way to contact someone. Â I’d seriously rather get a text) regarding some proposed parking lot situation behind where the new Bombers Burrito Bar in Troy, NY is supposed to go.
For the record, until today, I didn’t know anything about this.
Someone named Jim is forwarding me messages from other people who say:
I’ve never been to Bomber’s but I hear they have good burritos. If they take those buildings down in Troy I will never go there, and I will boycott their other locations and I will tell people why.
As a resident of the Capital Region, I am dismayed by the idea that 4-10 King Street will be demolished, especially if those buildings come down as part of a Bombers project, as I have always considered Matt Baumgartner’s projects as beneficial to historic buildings and projects that contribute to historic neighborhoods.
From what I understand, the owners of the other buildings, and the owner of the building The Bombers will be renting, are considering getting rid of them to put a parking lot. Â There is NOTHING in our contract that stipulates additional parking, and we are more than pleased with the already existing parking lot behind our proposed site.
The decisions of the landlords have zero to do with me, or Bombers. Â I honestly didn’t even hear about this until this morning.
however… have you seen those buildings???? they’re in TERRIBLE SHAPE. Â Like rotted out, falling down eyesores. Â I’m not saying a parking lot is the best option, but c’mon. Â they’ve been for sale forever. Â If you want to keep the buildings alive, then you should buy them. Â Sometimes things aren’t worth saving.
And while I’m feeling cranky, stop using my name as the culprit for this project because I have nothing to do with it. Nor does Bombers. Â Do your research before starting rumors. I love old buildings and Â regularly renovate old, deserted buildings and turn them into something useful. Â For the record, there is not a building yet (well, except the diner) that was occupied and/or taken over from an existing tenant. Â I have recycled every single deserted building (including my house) that I have ever professionally moved into.
And everyone, please stop contacting me via Facebook.