SUN has been busy this summer, working with other groups from the Southwest side, to protect our neighborhood from a new proposed corner store on Oxford Street. We’ve had a rally in front of the site of the proposed store (the old Midgely Printing building) and a meeting with Mayor Miner to present her with our petitions in opposition and seek her help in stopping this store from opening.
We will continue working hard to stop thgis store–and help neighborhoods throughout the city fight off the scourge of criminal corner stores. As our petition to the Mayor states:
Our neighborhood struggled for over 20 years to shut down the criminal corner store A-Shack Market at the corner of Midland and Bellevue Aves. Our neighborhood is starting to rebound with new houses, a community garden and the promised relocation of the Oxford Inn homeless shelter. We cannot afford to have a corner store selling nothing more than alcohol, tobacco and lottery products, creating a lawless area for loiterers, drug dealers and trash/debris.