From Forest Hills 72:
Austin Street is not a flea market. It's not Archer Avenue. If these landlords want to rent temporarily to relatives or associates or something, I guess that's legal, but I hope they know it looks like shit and won't do anything to help the other vacant stores get a tenant.
Instead of these street-fair like nameless temporary business, how about lowering the rent slightly and attract a store that's proven to be both good for the community and popular with its residents - like a Ripe, Bonfire Grill, Pampas Argentinas, Martha's, or Yogomonster?
Sample of things to come?
What makes you think Forest Hills is special and should have nice shops? Sorry, dude - it looks like 99 cent stores are in your future. Time to deal with it or else you'll be labeled an Archie Bunker and told to move to Ohio for not accepting this wonderful metamorphosis. I heard that Tommy Huang bought there, so what do you expect? Can't remember reading anything that called Forest Hills "vibrant" before. I bet that will soon change.