Let’s take a look at how Foster’s evolved over the last few years. As a whole, sometimes it’s hard to see. But broken down, some of the changes have been pretty pronounced.
We like our grime just as much as the next. And in many places on Foster, we’ll be sad to see it go. But the change here was needed and welcomed. We’ve pimped this place a lot, as the additions of Green Noise Records, Nayar Taqueria and Velvet Goldmine certainly caught our attention. Meticon held it down for a long time on it’s own, with a seldom-open Ma Tona’s and dusty antique store as its lone neighbors. The dusty antique store remains, but Nayar moved in almost two years ago in place of Ma Tona’s, and Green Noise and Velvet Goldmine have since taken up residence, too.
Much of the structure remains the same, but the change is undeniable. And to go along with the changes, there’s possibly more to come. Hidden behind Green Noise is a budding herb and tomato garden to match some of the improvements being made to a neighboring dilapidated building.
It’s not much to look at now, but there are way more creative people out there than us. In the meantime, improvement is improvement. And until that improvement means we’re all priced out of the neighborhood and/or wake up one day and don’t recognize it anymore, we can’t help but to love it. Kudos to the small and local business owners who are investing in their neighborhood—this stretch is way nicer to look at.