Sent yesterday to I, Anonymous:
When entering Fremont, people used to see a restaurant that was filled with great food, art, and music. The former owner sold the space to one of the big banks that helped cause the recent recession. Now he can have a comfortable retirement, but it came at the expense of Fremont. How could he do this to us? He could have taken the time to find a chef who valued art and culture, and preserved what made this neighborhood special. Now when people enter Fremont, they will see a cold and sterile big bank. This is one more step towards Fremont losing what has made it special for so many years. If this continues, Fremont will look like every other neighborhood. The center of the universe will be a fallacy in our heads. It will be Bellevue. The center of the universe will be dead.