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Saturday, January 31, 2015

More Grove whitewashing

Photo courtesy LoKal.
The whitewashing of Coconut Grove continues with the painting over of the mural that was at LoKal, the burger place, on Commodore Plaza. It was almost an institution by now, appearing all over the internet on social media and write-ups of the restaurant.

The State Farm insurance office next door, who got rid of the mural because the wall was damaged and it's State Farm's wall. The State Farm building ironically, was an eyesore for years, so they are finally cleaning up the place which fits in nicely with the renovations all over Commodore Plaza.

Valerie Davis-Bailey, owner,  says that the wall was damaged due to dumpsters being dragged against it which caused cracks and other building damage. The mural had to be removed so they can repair the problem.

"I take exception to your questioning me about my property. FYI - there was no permit ever obtained for the mural," says Valerie.

She went on to say, "My building will be undergoing  repairs due to the wall destruction. The building may or may not be sold in the next year or two,  I do not need approval from the furious and irate in Coconut Grove to make changes to my property. Thanks for minding my business instead of  your own."

Fair enough. I like that last comment. 

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a couple of vain neighbors on that block

January 31, 2015 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like a good neighbor, or NOT!

January 31, 2015 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Valerie!

January 31, 2015 3:58 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I like Anonymous's

"Like a good neighbor, or not" comment

January 31, 2015 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is a member of Coconut Grove ehm ehm BID along with a couple other nice folks

January 31, 2015 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's her property, and she does with it as she sees fit.

Let's keep the hipster graffiti art in Wynwood. That's their thing. Let's not be so derivative.

January 31, 2015 7:33 PM  
Blogger reid prevatt said...

You are great with your comments. If I had a policy with her I would cancel it immediately. Classless B who I hope moves out of the Grove. Eyesore hell yeah. Grove needs some kind of upward pulse and Local has helped.


Reid Prevatt

January 31, 2015 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"She's a classless B" because she paints over unauthorized art on her business' wall??? WTF?

So how is the Grove supposed to attract business to its core if this is the kind of reception they receive? I agree, she should move her business and leave yet another vacant store front as testimony to how reactionary the so called "live and let live" Grove can be.

January 31, 2015 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey commenters--Is it possible to keep all conversations, no matter how heated, safe for women to enter by refraining from calling women with whom we don't agree "B's"? Yeah...thanks/no thanks. Stay classy.

February 03, 2015 7:33 AM  

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