Dear Dan Whisenhunt of Decaturish.com,
I just want you to know, since you are a member of the press, that I will offer you complete transparency of my Lame administration. It might not be much to offer, but I assume you are going to have some questions, as any curious mind inevitably does.
Let me just read your mind and answer a few basic questions about the inner workings of the Mayor of Lame administration.
Question #1: Are you responsible for all of the progress in Avondale Estates since you started your Lame website?
First of all, thank you for noticing! When I first started writing my blog, Avondale was still struggling to recover, 5 years after the failed “redevelopment” you have chronicled from your records requests. Less than 2 months after I wrote a revealing article about the sad state of the Tudor Village, the property was sold to Oakhurst Realty Partners. The new owners of the Tudor Village have since made infrastructure improvements and filled up the building with tenants! Yes, you’re welcome Avondale!
Also, after I wrote a blurb about Cleveland Construction evicting the Academy Theatre, Ed Rieker decided to “discreetly” buy the building and make improvements to that property! I must have the Midas touch when it comes to selling Lame properties!
Don’t forget the “erector set” building (as you like to call it) which I have repeatedly mocked on my blog is now sold to a new developer! Kudos to me!!
Question #2: If the answer to question #1 is yes, how have you accomplished reviving Avondale simply by writing a blog?
Well Dan, a little well placed cynicism can go a long way towards motivating the right people to react in predictable patterns.
Question #3: Why do you choose to publish your blog anonymously?
Good question, Dan! As a member of the Avondale Estates community, I find it more productive to tackle the pressing Lame issues anonymously. It’s like setting up an effigy or a punching bag for those who disagree with my criticisms and also like a ideological figurehead for those that espouse the same views. After all, you don’t expect anyone to take me seriously, do you?