“Dusek’s, Punchbowl, Honkeytonk, Lagunitas Brewery, Pilsen Vintage, Comet Vintage, Knee Deep Vintage, Bowtruss coffee, Beurrage French Bakery, Sip and Splash, are just a handful of the many gentrifying businesses that dot our community. NOW the newest coming attractions to Pilsen: 400 LUXURY CONDOS and rumors of STARBUCKS and ANOTHER coffee and pastry shop, DOLLOPS. Something needs to be done before the damage is irreversible to the working class immigrant culture of this community.
Everything that makes up this community—our churches, our shops, our community organizations and programs, our schools, our neighbors, our friends, our family, our community centers, and our culture are being removed for the will of the market and for the tastes of the upper classes!!!
The affluent are moving in and displacing working class families at an even faster rate than before, and as it stands our community and the Mexican cultural presence in the inner city is not going to last if we sit around and do nothing!