Secret Asian Man (1/25/09)


When I was a boy, my parents almost moved from our home in Logan Square to an apartment in Wicker Park. If I had grown up in that apartment, then I would have witnessed the type of transformation shown in this strip whereby a cheap, unpretentious neighborhood develops a reputation as an artist’s hangout and quickly becomes overrun with trendy restaurants and expensive lofts. Wicker Park surrendered to that fate years ago but the funny thing is that my old neighborhood of Logan Square is quickly developing a hip reputation as well. There are still places that sell $1.99 tacos, but there are also a growing number of places that sell $7 beer. Ah, progress.


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