The case for keeping Lark Street (and the Capital Region) open.
Joe Bonilla

I want to take a little claim with your lines “Retailers, restaurants, bars, offices, shops, services — you name it, Lark has it. Lark Street proudly promotes itself as the “village in the city.”” I live in Center Square, very close to Lark Street and here are the list of businesses that I find I have to leave my neighborhood (often by car) to get to: a pharmacy, a hardware store, a gym, a place for good produce (like a farm stand or farmer’s market), and more. I would never, ever walk at 3 am to Market 32 to solve a plumbing problem because there are so many shady/drunk/high people on the streets. I grew up in NYC and never had the urban decay experiences there that I have had in the 1 year I have lived in Center Square. The neighborhood has a long way to go. Closing bars 2 hours earlier might not make the difference but it certainly does not feel like a village to me.

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