Friday, July 11, 2008
Hot Topic opening on Court Street
Hot Topic, the store that specializes in punk/metal fashion and merchandise, is leasing the space that used to be occupied by Blockbuster on Court Street.
Projected to open by October 2008, their 691st store will allow teens from HilBloeCoc and beyond to get their hands on officially licensed wares from Korn, Good Charlotte, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, and many many more.
As you may have guessed, I am VERY unhappy about this unexpected development. First, the ridiculous Urban Outfitters on Atlantic - and now THIS???
Have you ever been unfortunate enough to walk the streets of Carroll Gardens at school dismissal time? It's a nightmare! These kids today, with their hip-hop be-bop (and whatnot) are already cluttering up our usually serene sidewalks.
Now we'll have to endure a shop that seems all-too-happy to promote a misfit teenage lifestyle. (They even promote a band called The Misfits!) Do we want gaggles of no-good skateboarders lollygagging outside this putrid mall-style store looking for trouble? NO!
IMHO: I think we concerned Carroll Gardeners should at least start a petition - although a protest wall would be a more suitable option. Who's with me?