I love little neighborhood commercial buildings. As other readers have pointed out as well, we used to have these quaint neighborhood serving buildings just about every few blocks throughout the city. I am a little envious of those neighborhoods who do have awesome neighborhood serving commercial space in walking distance (darn you, Fall Creek Place–I wish Salon Orange Moon and Goose the Market were across the street from me!) But as neighborhoods declined, these buildings suffered greatly. This one in Mapleton-Fall Creek elicits the pinched forehead stare from me every single time.

Who knows how or why these buildings have such atrocious things done to them, but here it is: they do. Yikes.