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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DENVER -- The sign outside Ink Coffee was supposed to be a joke: "Happily gentrifying the neighborhood since 2014," read the sidewalk board, displayed in a rapidly changing part of Denver once full of black and Latino families.

The joke did not last long.

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deadlift = orangize, assemble, speak (aka protest).

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-28 12:29 AM | Reply

...that's right ORANGE-ize.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-28 12:30 AM | Reply

It made people angry for the same reason some notables screwed up the word 'complicit': they're illiterate and have bought into current usage of gentrify to mean "whitey moved in".

(gentrify)

VERB

renovate and improve to conforms to middle-class taste

(gentrified)

make more refined or polite

#3 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-11-28 07:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#3 ... have bought into current usage of gentrify to mean "whitey moved in". ...

I keep a 1983 edition of the Random House Unabridged Dictionary for two reasons - it's an excellent dictionary, and it helps to figure out what the "older" definition of a word is, i.e., how the word was used 35 or so years ago.

Here's its definition of gentrification:

the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, thus improving property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-28 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I think it was a hit with some though...I've always been a fan of gentrification. It prevents the putrification of urban areas that would otherwise occur.

And it's not a "Trump" thing either. It's largely driven by younger, well-educated voters who support liberal causes. Trump won with the Trailer Park vote. And if there was ever a US community that wasn't going to suffer from gentrification, it's the American Trailer park.

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-11-28 10:05 AM | Reply

POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Snowflakes?

Or people tired of over priced crap businesses moving in. Love overpriced but cheaply made condos, hipsters, and $10 micro-brews? That's gentrification.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-28 10:32 AM | Reply

#6 - Sycophant

Yes, I do. Except for the cheap condos.

#5 - Mad

Trailer parks may not become gentrified to middle class standards, but when cheap or foreclosed they follow the same process as other real estate. Buy cheap, build value, sell for profit.

#7 | Posted by gavaster at 2017-11-28 10:42 AM | Reply

"Or people tired of over priced crap businesses moving in. Love overpriced but cheaply made condos, hipsters, and $10 micro-brews? That's gentrification."

And that's somehow worse than unsustainable businesses poverty?

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-11-28 11:57 AM | Reply

Or people tired of over priced crap businesses moving in. Love overpriced but cheaply made condos, hipsters, and $10 micro-brews? That's gentrification.

#6 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

C__p I agree with Toady.... Don't forget $8 Coffee, $6 Juice, made by some guy with a bun in his hair(sorry if that's your barista Gavaster)

#9 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-28 05:30 PM | Reply

And that's somehow worse than unsustainable businesses poverty?

#8 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Yes Madbomber

If the Local City Government does it right, the current residence can still afford to stay in the redone neighborhood, and the current business owners can afford the rent and still operate their business.

#10 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-28 05:34 PM | Reply

The upper west side of Manhattan used to be known as "Hell's Kitchen". Where the Municipal Court building is now used to be the Five Points. Working class people no longer live in Manhattan. The big difference is most down towns are empty, any resident is welcome. Down towns are congested, expensive and parking is a continuing problem. Plenty of bars and restaurants, few grocery stores or drug stores. Even in affluent Dallas, the vacancy rate down town is over 25%. I don't believe that most people like to live in urban environments, I certainly do not.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-11-29 10:20 AM | Reply

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