I noticed on my way home from work last night (at 12:30 a.m. . . . sigh) that the notorious sign/photo opp welcoming visitors to Shaw, "Slum Historique" has been re-painted with its complete original message. You may recall that at some point last year, the "slum historique" part of the sign was painted over.
Despite the fact that this blog's name originated from this sign, I was glad to see the message redacted last year and am disappointed to see it back. I think there's enough negative energy in the neighborhood as it is to convey the same to third parties -- be they friends visiting, neighbors, potential investors, politicians, or otherwise.
On a tangentially related subject, it appears that the owner of this property, Michael Sendar, has placed on it a new banner advertising it as for sale. Whereas the last banner indicated the property was zoned R-4, the new banner indicates that ground floor retail might be allowed.