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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24857.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24857

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Title Houstonian 1987
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Transcript Lower Westheimer: Rapidly Becoming A Ghost Town Or Soon To Be Revitalized Routine daily business on Lower Westheimer, the stretch from Montrose east to the downtown streets (where it becomes Elgin), has been the victim of an unusual number of fires, most being set by arsonists. Many of the community's business owners are afraid, as not only the more seedy businesses are burning, but the respected as well. The once highly recommended Happy Buddha Steak House burned three times before being shovelled away. By now most of the adult entertainment venues, primarily oriental modeling studios, have burned and faced the bulldozer. Only blocks to the west tells a different story. All of the lo - cations on Westheimer's trendy "Curve" are inhabited by thriving businesses. Considered one of Houston's most unique shopping districts, the stores are brightly lit with neon. From vintage clothing to modern no - velties, the businesses plan to stay and the community doesn't want to see them go. The Montrose community consists of a largely gay popu - lation with a huge influx of "new urbanites," people who are moving back into the city for a change of surroundings. To the long term dweller in the area, it is obvious that developers take interst in the trend toward urbanization. The new inhabitants bring "yuppie sized" salaries with them. Newly constructed condominiums dot the neighborhood. Traditional businesses continue to thrive however and long time residents don't blame the "yuppies" for the immediate problems. One resident cites high school kids "with nothing to do" for the noise and petty vandalism. She believes they drive in from the suburbs to cruise Westheimer because they aren't wanted hanging out in their own neighborhoods. Many residents share her belief about this long standing tradition. Many of them also believe that the mysterious fires are caused by disputing factions in the adult entertainment industry. One resident said, "they burn each others businesses leaving vacant lots for developers to build condos on." Another put it mildly, "there goes the neighborhood." If the trend keeps up, the old neighborhood will look like new — but it won't be the old neighborhood. — Mark Lacy 231