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Why is anyone even talking about Hillcrest these days? That neighorhoood has been insignificant for over 15 years now and it's only going to get worse. As a former resident of the area during the 90s, I can honestly say that the community leaders (Past and present) are solely to blame for why Hillcrest is dead, dead, dead. No one I know goes there anymore. It's the most depressing neighborhood in Uptown. Just look at all of the vacant storefronts and restaurant spaces. And don't even get me started on the business turnover rate. City Deli, D Bar, Obelisk, Pizza Nova, La Vache.....Gone. They knew where that neighborhood was headed so they split. People who talk about Hillcrest being densely populated must be idiots. The reason businesses fail in Hillcrest is because not enough people live in the area to support them. Hillcrest relies on outsiders to keep the commercial area alive, but guess what? None of us are going there because there's nothing to see or do there. I'm actually surprised that Crest Cafe is still there. I'm certain it hasn't seen a fresh coat of paint since I left Hillcrest 20 years ago. Disgusting. It's time to let the neighborhood runs it's course. Let the people who want to keep Hillcrest in a time warp do so and let's just wait another 20 years to watch it start to gentrify. As it is now, it's a sad, sad section of the city that no one talks or cares about. Thank goodness we have North Park, Little Italy, U-Heights, Normal Height, among others to enjoy. So long, Hillcrest....It was nice knowing you.
— February 10, 2016 7:41 p.m.

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