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"plagued by vacant storefronts" "nearly empty" "mostly been known for its crime, drug addicts, and homeless population"
As someone who lives in KONO, I really don't define my neighborhood as a place of empty storefronts, crime, and homelessness. Like other neighborhoods in Oakland, I believe the success of many businesses has been hurt by the economic environment, which has also impacted the residents that live and work here. I'm glad that this article does cover the fact that more than just retail is needed. We need businesses and organizations that will provide jobs to our community. We need products and services that benefit our bodies and minds. THAT is what I am hoping the future of "urban revitalization" will bring.
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