The Q was certain his "Etaly" spoof on April Fool's Day would fool no one but the culinary-desperate, but boy was he wrong. Not only have most folks I know 'fessed to believing its veracity, at least briefly, but more than 4,000 eyes viewed it. Folks this is hardly ordinary. A well-considered lengthy essay on issues pertaining to race will garner 600 viewers. A dull post on the opening of a new upscale business will get 750-1000. If Brownstoner links to me it's not uncommon to top 1,000 no matter what jive I'm spouting. But 4,000! Not since I shamed ex District 17 school superintendent Buffie Simmons have I seen such numbers.
So that begs the question...what WILL take the place of the GEM discount store? Why Rainbow of course. You know, ladies fashions and accessories. It might just do quite well in that location...we'll see. The Q still believes that that building is sure to be a goner if current real estate trends continue. The land is simply much to valuable as apartments.
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