Driving by the old site of Brooks College last week, it was a trip to see the front building being completely torn down. I spent a good ten years kicking around this place as as student, teacher, and staff; so this scene made me stop and wonder... how long until I'm the old guy down at the bar talking about "I remember when"???
I wonder what the neighbors think. I know many of them never really liked having Brooks next door, but will they be any happier having Long Beach State dorms???
I do know for sure that the businesses close by are excited, the guys at my favorite pizza place Valentinoes ask me every time how long until they open up. I guess the article in the LBPost.com
the other day about the idea of integrating a college campus into the downtown area really would help stimulate the economy down there...