Frustrated when former Commissioner Randy Leonard shut down his adult bookstore on Fourth Avenue, Wright invited the homeless — in October 2011 — to squat indefinitely on the lot.
I like a dirty Old Town. Bums, junkies and dealers are in every respect superior to snotty yuppies and the mooks and hootchies, douchebags and woo girls who are trying to turn the area into whatever the fuck an “entertainment district” is.
I know that makes it a rough place to live and work. I’ve never worked in Old Town but I’ve lived nearby and I’ve spent a lot of time in those bars, where several times duty called to back up a bartender.
At any rate, NW Third never felt dangerous compared to SE 99th & Harold until Dirty opened up.
Give me bums and hookers any day.