Busted!

This is the Thirsty Beaver-an iconic figure in the Central Avenue area. He decorates the side of a tavern by the same name. Some time ago, a developer who had bought up several parcels of land surrounding the bar, had tried to buy the lot the tavern was on. He failed. So a few weeks ago, he had a fence erected around the building thinking that the owners of the bar would not be able to attract their patrons back.

The developed misstepped. Badly.

Within a day of the fence going up, there were signs and petitions calling for action to save the Thirsty Beaver. As it turned out, the developer underestimated the devotion that people feel for the tavern and its mascot. The city also got into the act, fining him for putting up a fence that allowed no exit from the building.

It seems more and more that wins in the preservation column are dwindling–I was heartened to see that people when pushed enough will do something. It appears that the condos will still go up, but it is possible they will have this bright orange building in their viewshed.

For now, the tavern and mascot are safe–even if Thirsty Beaver is currently behind *bars.*

Image taken with iPhone and processed with Picture Show

For today: The Thirsty Beaver

The Thirsty Beaver

The Thirsty Beaver

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