Gold Standard Vandalized
New Gold Standard Cafe at 48th and Baltimore was attacked last week by vandals who splashed the storefront with paint and anti-gentrification graffiti.
Thereâ€™s always been an element that talks about gentrification,” explained [University City District’s Baltimore Avenue Corridor Manager, Joe] McNulty, adding that while he feels itâ€™s a worthwhile conversation, itâ€™s one which needs to be handled through discussion, not acts of civil disobedience.â€¯”We need to try to find a peaceful format,” he emphasized. As for the question of why the Gold Standard Cafe was targeted, McNulty is just as puzzled as the cafeâ€™s owners, noting that Roger [Harman] and Vincent [Whittacre] have been members of the community “for years” and that their cafe “has one of the most diverse clienteles” in the area.Â
Gold Standard attacked by paint ball Christmas ornaments [University City Review]
The Gold Standard CafeÂ [Official Site]