It was around Christmas of 2009 when I wrote how the notorious and very closed inconvenience store known as Wafana's was "moving toward demolition," click here for that article.
But still it stood for months afterward. Some time in the past few months, though, it disappeared. I wasn't sure when it happened.
Maybe it was during the month of June while I was busy in school? Maybe it was...
...while I was gone for most of August, September, October in South Carolina for job training?(Oh, wait, I forgot...there are crazy hater blogs which say I wasn't in South Carolina at all. Okay, believe whatever cuckoo thing you want while the reality train is leaving the station, choo choo)
But at some point Wafana's got demolished and who wrote about it? Who?
I don't cheer for demolitions MOST of the time. I didn't cheer for this one. I thought the building would have made a nice little restaurant but it was, well, quite small and there were bureaucratic obstacles in the way. In any case, it's gone and its passing should be remarked here on Johnny Northside Dot Com.
There, its passing has been remarked.
I remember when I first came to North Minneapolis in 2008 and scary loitering groups of no-accounts would hang around in front of Wafana's, even though it was closed. They have gone away and Wafana's has gone away. I could dig down deep, all the way to the bottom of my toes, seeking emotions...but will I miss it?
And so our North Minneapolis neighborhood moves forward in leaps and bounds. Another crappy building gone, and the crappy people who hung out there.