Looks like heaven for Scraps.Be sure and let him in on closing date so he can scrap his heart out.
i've been waiting for the nw examiner to lose its shit on this place for years. the guy must be holding hands with somebody to make it this far. i don't argue his right to run his recycling business, but the place just look sketchy -- as does his quote of 2000 projects inside the place. i'd love to see the building cleaned up/out and rented out, especially now that the block just lost two unique storefronts to collision repair's expansion. just keep the singer-fever away, a la 23rd big boxes and huge rent. i'd suggest staying away from another bar in the area. something that would anchor the gap between, say the Lovejoy block and the Paley's/Wildwood block. lots of possibilities though.
And, I also meant to add that he had been approached before about this prime location, fixing/selling/ the building, at least renovating and and dividing it for small retail and restaurant shops. Something that is at least visually appealing, and more so, a desitination. When Music Millennium chose to vacate their NW 23rd space, they supposedly approached "Northrup Food Center"as a viable location. Of course, Baldwin was a no-go on that.
Again, this is a neighbor nobody wants. What is the building zoned for? Who knows what fire hazards lurk inside, where he did not want you to see. His illegal "home?" One of his thousands of projects... such as... what? Is it a grow house? A lab? Is is a torture dungeon? What is he keeping in there, all boarded up? Can a building inspection make anything of this? Where's Randy's team when you need it?
I'd be happy to sign any petition that got that space cleaned up. Eyesore... eyesore... eyesore.
The building is an eyesore, plain and simple, and Baldwin has made no effort toward that end. Take a walk buy during the day and see for yourself: it is a dump. At night, and through early morning, street punks and homeless bunk up in the former doorway. Does he live there? Is it legal? He should be forced out, rent the place to some small retailers or restaurants, or be forced to fix the place up-- not run this under the rader business beneath the signs of a grocery store that has been boarded up for years. Can adjacent residents complain to the city about the unsightly nature of the premises? I feel bad for the tourists who come to stay at the Northrup Station and have their dinners at Paley's and Wildwood--- that this ghetto building is what represents upper 21st. A very big shame. Someone needs to kick that guy out. If he want's to run a recycling business, move to inner southeast, or further into the industrial area. This is a neighbor NO ONE here wants.
I have a lot of questions about this article. "Northwest Food Center" is the name of a closed grocery store, but the owner runs a recycling operation from its backyard? Why doesn't he put up a new sign and be a little more official about his operations - why does he want to be a "Rogue Recycler"? Does he earn money from his operation but not pay taxes on it?
Also, what did he have to say about neighbors who want him out? Is there any dialogue between local owners like Paley, and Baldwin?
And why wouldn't he let you see the inside of his store?
The story really didn't explore these important questions.
Quit trying to get rid of it and support another local business. Make it look better for the neighborhood if need be but keep a good, important business going. Oregon needs it!
BUSTED is a fucking piece-o-shit rag. Aren't they currently being sued?
Wow - "don't get arrested" - that guy's a fucking genius.
it is fun to try and find someone you know or went to high school with...
Cuz lord knows once you be arrested yo ass be guilty!
so the cute elderly nurses need to have their wardrobes described but the wiry postman does not? Do we women ever escape the judging gaze even when old?
Thank you for covering this very informative event. I wanted to share my write-up of the presentation with you, because I find numerous problems with your coverage of the Black Panther Party's activities and the March 18 event. Namely, your report failed to explain the Black Panthers' mission or to provide a larger sociopolitical context for the organization's activities. Additionally, your piece neglected to mention any critique of the media whatsoever provided that night. This is curious, given that scrutiny of the press was one of the main topics discussed; a lens so key to the lecture, in fact, that even the title (not mentioned by you once) was “'We’re going to defend ourselves': The Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party & Local Media Response." More of my analysis can be found here: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/…
"did they talk about who bombed the mcdonalds on mlk/fremont and their over fascination with guns? thats what did them in."
Can you back this up with a link to an acompaning article, or are you just make shit up?
"Curiously, all but one of the doctors who staffed the Panthers' clinic were white."
I take issue with this line because it perpetuates the myth (word choice: curiously) that the Panthers excluded non-African Americans. The Panthers fought for the rights of African Americans, but they also fought to meet the basic needs of ALL people in poverty. It was not uncommon for Panther chapters to ally with white community leaders.
Thank you very much for your coverage of this event! We were glad to see you (and so many other interested people) there.
If I may indulge in a little self-promotion, the event was put on by the Northwest History Network, a non-profit consortium of regional history professionals. People who are interested in local history programs can follow us on Facebook (it's easiest just search for us) or visit our website, northwesthistory.org.
Director, Northwest History Network
did they talk about who bombed the mcdonalds on mlk/fremont and their over fascination with guns? thats what did them in.
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thanks for keeping us posted. we miss you ty COME HOME
I usually hang out in the same bars/area, I will keep an eye out for him up here in Seattle.
I hope he finds his way home safely...
I usually hang out at the same bars in the Seattle area, I will keep a lookout for him up here... Ihope he finds his way home.
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