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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 22, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Lizz last modified May 21, 2013

I was at the Highland Park historical board meeting, when the owner of the Superior market came with his architect to discuss changing the Googie building Superior resides in, into a fake Craftsman in order to “attract a new clientele,” … Continue reading  →




 

 

I was at the Highland Park historical board meeting, when the owner of the Superior market came with his architect to discuss changing the Googie building Superior resides in, into a fake Craftsman in order to “attract a new clientele,” (that lives in Mount Washington). I’ve been to two of these meetings, and they are always fascinating, but this issue was even more so, because it dealt with issues of gentrification, economics, architecture, history and diversity, all in one space.

Googie-style Superior market in Highland Park.

Personally, I think the market would benefit from a complete overhaul of the interior (it is SO bad in there: florescent lights that span the space the wrong way, giant shelf rows, bad display and dorky signage) as opposed to an exterior overhaul….I’d encourage them to googie-out the exterior and focus the changes on the inside.

In any case, thanks I’m sure, to our local intrepid historian, Charles J. Fischer, the wheels have started turning to make the Superior a historic landmark. More here. 



 

 

 
 
 

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