It was last spring that readers started sending in photos of the omnipresent group of loiterers in front of Dearborn Wholesalers (Montrose just east of Sheridan), and the drinking, defecation, harassment of passersby, blocking of the public way, and passing out on the sidewalks that accompanied that scene.
It's our hope that some of the regular crew, when their "hangout" became less enabling, took advantage of the many social services available to them to change their lives. Life on the street isn't safe or desirable, and we doubt that there's anyone who advocates it. One thing we are sure of: their absence has certainly made that section of Montrose safer and more hospitable for the schoolchildren and pedestrians who walk past every day.
We also compliment and commend Dearborn Wholesalers on improving the once-dismal lighting in their lot. Two photos, before and after, taken at 3am. What a change!