Did You Know? Eyesore

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - by Jerry Summers
Jerry Summers
Jerry Summers

The term “eyesore” has reached a new position of prominence in our community with the promise of a “Broker from Brooklyn” to infuse 25 million into a dilapidated historic building on E. Main Street.

The moniker is also freely used by the projected bailout project for the $80 million projected home to the vagabond Chattanooga Lookouts in the national pastime sport near the beautiful Tennessee.

The descriptive word has also been alluded to by the possible representative of the dedicated 150 business leaders of the Chamber of Commerce to inform and guide the uninformed 375,000 Hamilton County residents and taxpayers towards the support of one of the aforementioned projects.

Various dictionary sources define “eyesore:”

(1)  “Something that is largely considered to look unpleasant or ugly;”

(2)  Something such as a distressed building that is offensive or unpleasant to view;”

(3)  “Those billboards by the side of the road are an eyesore;” (Except for lawyer ads)

(4)  “A thing that is very ugly, especially a building that disfigures a landscape;” and

(5)  “mess, blight, horror, disgrace, atrocity, monstrosity, disfigurement, etc.

(The financial and economic effect of these proposals remain in the future.)

 

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You can reach Jerry Summers at jsummers@summersfirm.com)


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