Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Which brings us to the lofts. Maybe the only thing that will cause the city to stop this downtown insanity is the influx of people living downtown. These new lofts aren't cheap. And the new downtown residents have money. They aren't going to stand for this cowtown crap every weekend.
And that brings up another peeve. There is a weekly independent "newspaper" in this town: The Weekly Alibi. It had a reputation in the past of not caring whether its readers lived or died...as witnessed by all the tobacco advertising it used to carry. Now it has moved from Nob Hill to downtown: party central.
One would hope that an independent paper would say something about the idiocy of the 52 weekends of hell-raising bar scenes and barricades...but no. This rag has found a niche, and it will probably bemoan lofts and "yuppies" if they threaten to sanitize the chaos. "Alibi" is right.