More Grove whitewashing
|Photo courtesy LoKal.|
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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