We’re still on our pre-spring break, but thought we’d share a few snippets that capture all of Foster’s Foster-ness—good, bad, and otherwise.
First, let’s talk armed robberies. Andy’s, Foster Gardens and….Fantasyland. All within the last couple weeks. Yikes! It’s unfortunate, but what about that trio? Andy’s, Foster Gardens and Fantasyland (adult video)—the very best and brightest of Foster commerce. And that’s just in the last few weeks. Within the last couple years, Red’s and Bob & Alice’s (now Starday) have been hit, too. Sheesh!
And in other uniquely-fitting Foster happenings, our very own Foster Buds played host to the Girl Scouts recently as they (quite astutely) sold Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs outside the dispensary. How has nobody thought about that before? Genius, I say…
Oh, but there’s more from the fantastical world of Foster.
If Euro Classic Furniture wasn’t enough of a mystery, they’ve now put themselves front and center in the fight against—that’s right, against—plans to slow auto-traffic and increase bike and pedestrian safety on Foster. In not one, nor two or three, but several neon-colored signs plastered across their windows, the oddly thriving-yet-always-empty furniture store is loudly (read: brightly) proclaiming their disdain for the Foster Transportation and Streetscape Plan. Unfortunately, they’re a bit late to the game, as the plans have already gone through a lengthy planning and outreach process; it’s been funded; design and engineering is well underway; and construction is set to start this time next year. Either they missed the memo a few years ago or just have really bad timing.
And in less-than-odd and potentially encouraging (if not exciting) news, the rumored market-to-be at SE 64th and Foster, just next-door to NWIPA, appears to be on its way toward reality. Actually, we have no idea if that’s true. But for some reason we’ll just presume that the paper-covered windows means there’s renovation happening inside the former Softipper Darts space.
Ok, back to our time off—we now leave you with more obnoxious signage….
Gridlock forever! Notice how the far right poster reads, “PLANTS” instead of “plans.”
We’ll assume “closet” really means “closed.” Let the chaos ensue.
And finally, where the difference in opinion may stem: Foster as a major highway. Sure, it’s a commuter route, but Foster is also a neighborhood where people live, eat, shop, play, and kids walk to school. I’m guessing most people don’t want a “major highway” running through their neighborhood.