Sailor Babo likes Everybody’s Records!

Sailor Babo went to Everybody’s Records over the weekend. He was very excited to browse through the stacks and buy some new music. Look how happy he was on his way in:

(hooray!)

But then Sailor Babo heard some bad news while he was in the store.  He heard that Walgreens is trying to buy up the property on the corner of Ridge and Montgomery roads so they can knock down all the small businesses and build a new drug store on the spot.  Sailor Babo’s favorite record store would get knocked over!

If that’s not bad enough, Sailor Babo quickly remembered that there’s already a Walgreens in the Pleasant Ridge business district.  It’s on the exact same block about 100 yards down!  Walgreens doesn’t like their current store anymore and wants to build a new one at the slightly better location.  They don’t care about the neighborhood or the businesses they’d displace.  They just want to sell drugs.  Boo to that!

Hearing this made Sailor Babo so sick that he actually turned green!

(boo!)

[Facebook people can find out more by visiting the Pleasant Ridge Preservation Society’s FB page.  Sailor Babo would “Like” it except he doesn’t have an account.]

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15 Responses to Sailor Babo likes Everybody’s Records!

  1. Lauri says:

    Stupid Walgreens. Stay where you are and leave Everybody’s Records alone!
    *shakes fist*
    I’ll go “like” the Preservation Society.

    • M-----l says:

      It’s a very ugly Facebook page, but I’ve enjoyed watching the “Like” numbers go up. They just hit 3,000. That seems like a lot to me. I can’t participate over there, so Sailor Babo and I have been writing letters instead.

  2. Walgreen’s sucks. They did the same thing in my parents’ neighborhood: they didn’t like the existing building they were in already, so they bought out this cute block of shops, demolished them and built a pointlessly huge drugstore. For what? So they can sell more condoms to the hookers who hang out there after dark? So they can be robbed more often, since they’re open 24 hours?

    • M-----l says:

      They do seem to get robbed a lot, don’t they?

      Do you know what else I don’t like about Walgreens? They should be called Walgreen’s with an apostrophe (like you wrote it and how I wrote it in my recent letter-writing campaign) as the company was started by a guy whose last name was Walgreen. But where’s the apostrophe? It’s not there. It’s missing…like their sense of decency.

      • Someone should point that out to them. Everybody’s Records uses the correct apostrophe on their signs. Corporate Walgreens doesn’t. Bad grammar= evil business practices.

        I thought it was apropos that the new Walgreens out here gets robbed at least once a month. Serves them right for charging $10 for a small box of tampons.

  3. Lurkertype says:

    The stupidest thing ever was when Rite Aid put in a brand new building across the street from the already-existing Walgreens’s. Like, a year and a half after. It didn’t last, what a surprise. It went through a lot of other things (mostly emptiness) but I think it’s settled down as a bank now.

    • M-----l says:

      I think these drug store chains like to go head-to-head with each other for neighborhood supremacy. I hardly go in any of them as I usually buy stuff like that at Target. I like the spokesdog they’ve got.

      • Lurkertype says:

        There was a CVS down the street already, plus the Wal’green’s’ when they put in the Rite Aid right across the street. It was extraordinarily stupid. But what do you expect from a company that can’t even spell “right” right.

        I go to the CVS to get my prescriptions, but to Target for everything else. It’s cheaper and the dog is cute. Plus, they spell their name correctly.

        I miss Tower Records, there were so many of them. The Amoebas are too far from me for casual shopping. Which might actually be good, considering how much I spent with you and Homey.

  4. uvgucci101 says:

    My Sailor Babo stands in solidarity with yours!

  5. That first photo was one of the top hits when I searched Google Images for Everybody’s Records. As it should be.

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