A reader tells us that there are some serious problems with a commercial/residential building at 1014-1032 Leland (just east of Kenmore).
It started last winter, with a broken water pipe (right) above one of the businesses in the frigid weather, causing an ice river to flow out of the building onto the sidewalk.
That caused an internal ceiling collapse that caused several businesses to close (left).
And now several of the the residential units above are in foreclosure.
The African restaurant on the corner of Kenmore is still in business, as is the Nigerian video store, and one residential unit is still occupied, but the building is otherwise empty and at times unsecured. Unfortunately, it has recently become well-known by squatters, prostitutes and drug users.
Please call 911 if you see activity in this building.