What is happening to Lakewood? One of our latest tenants is a mattress store with animals all over the outside of it! Maybe if it was covered in sheep I could understand what it has to do with sleep!
Remember when we lost the Lakewood Chop House and our city manager at that time told us not to worry but new restaurants would be appearing like the China King Buffet! So we lost one of the nicest restaurants in Lakewood to a place that was rather interesting in that it didn’t have two matching colors anywhere on it! And now it is being dismantled for yet another 7-Eleven.
Bring on the coffee shop at 40th and 100th with the same painter as China King. Not to be outdone, a new Mexican fast food restaurant on Bridgeport Way favoring even more stripes of yellow and orange is being established. We are either in a bad episode of the Flintstones or a terrible Dr. Seuss book.
Remember when we had standards and really cared about how our city looked? I eat Mexican and Chinese food and I do sleep in a bed! However, I have an even greater fondness for how our city looks.