Saturday, July 3, 2010

Is Hawthorn (sic) Crossings Strip Mall Turning Around?

Photo and blog post by John Hoff

Word reaches me from a reliable source saying some of the store owners in Hawthorn (sic) Crossings strip mall believe the drug and loitering-infested area has been "turning around lately" due to increased police presence. In the photo above, City Councilman Don Samuels is pictured with a crew cleaning up litter in the area, and doing a very nice job, I might add.

From where I'm standing, it's hard to notice very much difference at the troubled Hawthorn (sic) Crossings strip mall--though maybe, possibly, I think--there is a slight decline in the number of no-accounts hanging around in the parking lot dealing dope.

However, these no-accounts seem to congregate at the front entrance of a nearby apartment building OWNED BY THE SAME FOLKS WHO OWN HAWTHORN (sic) CROSSINGS STRIP MALL and, of course, the no-accounts also like to hang out in the alley near Burger King, click here.

If the drug-loitering thugs have actually been displaced from Hawthorn (sic) Crossings, they haven't been displaced very far.

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Me said...

They were planting petunias and weeding in the corner area of the parking lot by Lyndale/Broadway when I was there today.

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la_vie_en_rose said...

I've noticed quite a lot of police action (and cops on bikes in the lot) the past couple of days, so something's definitely turning around there.

AKL said...

And it's about time the owners of the mall spend a little money to get the weeds pulled out of the landscaping. The weeds are choking out the landscaping plants and creating lots of extra places for no-accounts to trow incriminating evidence.

In the alternative, I would suggest the owners get in touch with community corrections to get a crew out there, but I'm afraid of what those kids would find in that mess.

Folwell Fox said...

Can we trade council persons? Barb Johnson is useless. The only time she goes out is when she goes to the salon.