Gentrification is great for coffee shops as well.
I said in a comment the other day that in five years you'll be able to by a scented candle or a dog coat on every block and that in away the neighborhood won't be much different than it is now, filled with things that I dislike which only tangentially effect me.
My gentrification goal is to have a hot summers day where I have more customers than I see men without shirts walk by. I know that day will come.
The Somali guy is really a sweet hearted looser. He gets sooooo high on crack and malt liquor that he's not captain of his own ship any more. He's also a real pain in the ass and makes a huge scene every where he goes. People say I should call the cops on him but I just can't. He's already a burden on his strict Islamic family and they aren't rolling in dough to pay his tickets or fines.