October 31, 2007
A few days ago I posted photos of the district fair held on Hunyadi Ter. It is a lovely old square in the 6th district just a couple of blocks away from me. There is an outdoor farmers market on one side and inside there are a variety of merchants from butchers to pickle sellers, green grocers, bakery and fish stand. The district government had quietly pushed through a plan where the beautiful building was to be sold and made into a building of fancy shops and restaurants making some room for these existing merchants in the basement. The park was also included in the sale for the purpose of an underground garage to facilitate the shops next door.
The outrage of another back-pocket deal without notice to the residents had some resonance particularly with the foreigners living here. A small victory won - for now. Just thought I'd share it with you.