Thursday, September 07, 2017

Bronzeville is Dangerous?

  • Chicago’s top-rated bed and breakfast is selling its historic mansion home and leaving Bronzeville because it’s too hard to persuade people to stay in the neighborhood.

    Owner Mell Monroe is closing Welcome Inn Manor, 4563 S. Michigan Ave., Trip Advisor’s top-rated bed and breakfast in Chicago, and putting the historic mansion up for sale for $794,000.

    “I’m not happy about the situation, but I have to do what I have to do,” Monroe said.
Gee whiz Rahm - what's up with this?

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66 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will he get the $794,000 asking price?
In a dangerous neighborhood?

9/07/2017 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now he has a place to store his wife's wedding dress and his Tutu....

9/07/2017 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BBWWAA!

The same shithole area where Police HQ. is!

That area will never turn around!

Wait until the city waste millions of dollars on the Westside academy in a shit neighborhood off Chicago Ave. and Pulaski Road!

More blah from asshole Rahm! Yikes!

9/07/2017 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, she changed her mind and decided to stay in business and just change the atmosphere to match the hood. Yup, nice move but the only thing that changed were the towels, sheets and the name. It went from Welcome Inn to Shoot Inn.

9/07/2017 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No shit ?

9/07/2017 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice House. Too bad you need the Batmobile and that cool secret entrance to the batcave to get in and out safely.

9/07/2017 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who in their right mind would stay at a B&B at 45th and Michigan ?

9/07/2017 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hhhhmmmm...... It's like hard, working class, small businesses owners feel like their not gaining anything from those high taxes and rising crime rates.... But the formula that rahms been using cant be bad for the economy, can it?




We need a boom box blasting another one bites the dust outside his office for every time a business pulls out. FOP, get on it!

9/07/2017 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called a real estate grab. If a major corporation
owned the property their lawyers would be all over
Chicago and he State. It's a whole lot easier to steal
property from a mom & pop operation.
Of course, after the sale goes through, a developer with
big bucks will improve the property (a mini Donald Trump,
if you will), demand better security, or provide their own,
and the value will soar well over $1M. It's a form of modern-
day robbery.

9/07/2017 02:30:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

Rahm's lap dog Media reported the closing but made no mention of the reason. Those of us who live in "Shitcaga", whenever possible avoid Bronzeville and are able to read between the lines. While those who depend on reviews from outsiders like Trip Adviser become victims, and never return. The Media is also schilling for Rahm at the national level, because on the same day as one station announced the Bed & Breakfast closing, CBS national news stated that Chicago had "turned the corner" in reducing violence, based upon the reduction in homicides over the Labor Day weekend. The story mentioned an ATF informant, and an individual who sold over 100 weapons to Chicago gangs. And of course there was an interview with the Department's Chief of Organized Crime. So one illegal gun dealer is the answer to all of our violence? The Feds put more guns in the hands of the Cartels with Fast and Furious! I guess Culture, Values and the profits made from crime is not an issue here. Once again, the problem is the guns. The people who choose to care little of the value of human life, including their own, has nothing to do with the death toll. If you listen to Rahm's sycophants, living in Shitcaga is a safe and wonderful experience. Maybe Rahm will transfer his kids from University of Chicago Lab School, to say Hyde Park Academy, which is near their current school. Such an act would surely convince everyone that the Soutside is safe and CPS works well, ignoring that it requires $80 Million dollars in security, just to function. If the CBS news crew really believes that we have turned the corner on violence, because of the death toll for one holiday weekend; well I guess that is an explanation of what is meant by the term, Fake News! Stay Safe, & Remember, 9.5 has your back. Baby "G"

9/07/2017 02:53:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Fucking Amish ruin everything.

EVERYTHING.

9/07/2017 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 46 Terror and Young money fools run that crappy area.
You gotta be stupid to even drive thru that high crime hood.
The 002nd district is ran by a nappy head micro-manager promoted thru the UnNOBLE
organization with coward ed johnson's blessing.
Most of the officers are super short on the job, the officers on 2nd watch are goofballs
and their tact teams are corrupt and leaderless.
43rd - 47th street is a shooting gallery.

9/07/2017 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could sell it as part of a Chicago adventure series.. One night Bronzeville, one night Englewood, and if your still brave enough Austin. The breakfast can be pop and red chips and the bedroom can be loaded with dirty clothes.

9/07/2017 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love when the city guides tell unknowing tourists to check our bronzeville, garfield park, various south side side eateries without also informing them of the danger to them.

9/07/2017 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only laugh sarcastically at the absurdity of the Trip Advisor "top rating" and the lack of Mell not knowing the demographics of a city where a substantial business investment is being made. Likely a very nice building indeed in the middle of Indian country. And yes, it dangerous there. It was always dangerous there from about 1960's on. Good luck on recovery of as much of a bad investment as possible kiddo.

9/07/2017 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused. How can it be top rated when no one wants to stay there?

Maybe Tommie Dart can get the County to buy it for "weekends away" for inmates showing "good behavior"

9/07/2017 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were Rahm, I'd double his property taxes! Eff this guy for crying like a B. Don't like it, well it just got worse. good luck selling when the potential buys get a load of the $20,000 a year property tax bill! When he can't sell, but cannot afford it either, I'll snatch that S up in forclosure. How do ya like that? Or, you could have kept your mouth shut.

9/07/2017 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is like Terror Dome. I saw some poor bastard who was waiting on a train was pushed onto the tracks. The police never posted a picture of the guy that they got from surveillance cameras because they said it was an isolated incident. When the fuck are people going to wake up and stop voting Democrat !?

9/07/2017 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

They are going to change it to a B,B, & B - Bed, Breakfast, and Bullets.

Special entertainment - Drive-bys, Car-jackings, and, Room Robberies.

9/07/2017 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you mean Cmdr CKS and Capt Moron aren't able to stop crime in that area????
I am shocked and bewildered

9/07/2017 08:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

If that building was in my pretty neighborhood, business would be booming.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

9/07/2017 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

must be a dreamer..........

9/07/2017 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

andy shaw might be in the market

9/07/2017 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember catching Pryor sleeping in the basement there shortly after being released from prison and arresting him for domestic. Great bnb lol

9/07/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another liberal urban pioneer learns a invaluable lesson the hard way. Oh the irony.

9/07/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turn it into section 8 housing, Bronzeville need another punch in the stomach.

9/07/2017 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bronzeville is dangerous with all those Amish utes roaming around robbing, raping and pillaging.
Remember "the community" isn't the problem the police are the problem.

9/07/2017 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who in their right mind would stay at a B&B at 45th and Michigan
***
A lot of clueless tourists who don't know Chicago , and left B&B after one night seeing the hood .

9/07/2017 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a SELLING point-

I am selling because "there went the neighborhood". No security.....

Some people really ain't very smart.
Should a blamed TAXATION and Regulation!
Heck, that is true too -

Wait a minute - DACA is officially ended, minimum wage to 15 bucks is threatening as well,hmmmm I wonder.

Maybe "security" isn't the real reason for this sale after all.
Maybe the end of the "cheap labor" making it impossible to profit after all the taxation and regulation is threatening the security of the margin between Profit and LOSS!

This is the time of "nuance" ain't it? Aint that what they call Obama's lying style? "Nuance"?

9/07/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad area in 1972. Some things never change.

9/07/2017 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Elbert Dempsey said...

How can anything in the ghetto be top rated except of course crime?

9/07/2017 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow this is racist.

9/07/2017 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is N Michigan Ave as dangerous as S MIchigan Ave nowadays?

9/07/2017 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few years ago 002 had the annual Christmas party at 45th and King Drive and couldn't figure out why a certain racial group refused to attend. They had to have security watching the parking lot.

9/07/2017 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were him I would sell if I could get that price..............

Everyone is leaving and the prices are reflecting that.

9/07/2017 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I can take my wife there for a 2nd honeymoon without me.

9/07/2017 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um the Commander there has as much patrol experience as a ppo. What do you expect from a 3 time merit hack with absolutely zero police experience?

9/07/2017 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's clout in the national media carrying his water comes from Chris Hayes of msnbc. Liberal scum Hayes is the son in law of Rahm's buddy, andy shaw, the failed head of the bga. Rahm got Shaw's daughter a job in the White House and their kids middle name is Emanuel. No wonder shaw refuses to investigate any Rahm corruption. Shaw has always been in the bag for Rahm.

9/07/2017 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T
Scum Times Mary bashes Soda Tax Taxwinkle in Thursday column? She even quotes Todd Stroger .. is the story, a Democrat plant to start ball rolling against Sugar Queen Prickwinkle?

Working Black folk pissed about Crook County ,IL soda tax ??

9/07/2017 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have hosted the Bed and Breakfast Bud Billiken pajama party two weeks ago allowed Grand Marshals R.Kelley and Chance to serve omlets. Stupid fake leadership! Look at the current Jesse Jackson Tamara Hall bathtub scandal that is about to explode in Junior's divorce proceedings. You can't make this stuff up!

9/07/2017 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone remember the former luxurious Esquire motel that was located on 46th Calumet? Holiday specials were given and the tramps accepted food stamps. Very customer service oriented they were.

9/07/2017 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

43 - 47th street being a shooting gallery? Do they use Weaver stances or boyz in the hood sidecocked stances? Please respond. I have weapon qualification coming up.

9/07/2017 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Now he has a place to store his wife's wedding dress and his Tutu....

9/07/2017

Are you sure it's his wife's dress?

9/07/2017 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks some tourists are paying attention. If only more would follow situ and boycott downtown maybe just maybe someone will start paying attention. Hey we need crime control we are losing business Mr.Mayor, no more contributions for you and yours. We will be backing tough on crime candidates from now on.

9/07/2017 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try pitching the crime is down to the BS to the families of the over 400 dead and soon to be 3000 shot that crime is down. Not to mention the countless thousands that have been victims o's some form of violence. Yes dummy a property crime is a violent crime. Once you experience this type of crime you will understand. Only hope is that more and more liberals will be able to experience this first hand. That is perfect Karma.

9/07/2017 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Leo not your fault but maybe you can stop using multiple state police vehicles to escort the thug football teams with lights and sirens to
Games, who is getting the payoff for doing this? What a disgrace hey maybe you could devote resources to this another shooting on the Ryan today:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170907/englewood/daytime-dan-ryan-shooting-shuts-down-all-inbound-lanes?utm_source=Breaking+News&utm_campaign=2c4c6a0169-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4dc25bbf9a-2c4c6a0169-177427833

9/07/2017 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It went from Welcome Inn to Shoot Inn.

9/07/2017 01:05:00 AM

Shoot Inn & Check Outt.

A unique lounge and hotel experience.

9/07/2017 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe President Trump could bite the bullet and turn this property into a Mar-a-Ghetto...

9/07/2017 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Baby G.

9/07/2017 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny.. you throw millions of dollars at these areas. Same results.

9/07/2017 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Motel deep 6

9/07/2017 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bates Motel

9/07/2017 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time someone dies,whether in a shooting, a car accident or whatever; It's frightening to know that people go to Hell every day. The best "prepping" one can do is to prepare for death, because no one knows when their time is up.

9/07/2017 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good read:


https://www.city-journal.org/html/sub-chicago-and-americas-real-crime-rate-15341.html

"It’s true that Chicago, with a citywide homicide rate of 27.9 per 100,000 people, has relatively fewer murders than seven other large cities, including St. Louis, Baltimore, Memphis, and Detroit. Much of Chicago sees few murders. A better way to understand Chicago homicides is to break them down by police district. To see how concentrated the city’s murders are, I isolated the precincts in which approximately 75 percent of the homicides occur and compared that area—call it Sub-Chicago—with the U.S. cities that are supposedly more dangerous than the Windy City.

"During the 365-day period beginning June 7, 2016, Chicago had 711 first- and second-degree homicides. Of those, 556 (or 78.1 percent) occurred in just ten of the city’s police districts. Those districts—which are contiguous—constitute a geographical area almost half the city’s size and house 40.3 percent of the city’s nearly 2.7 million residents. With a population of almost 1.1 million, Sub-Chicago would itself be one of America’s largest cities, and, with a homicide rate of 51.2—almost double Chicago’s 2016 citywide rate—it would be in the running for the title of America’s most dangerous, as it is just shy of surpassing the 2016 citywide rates of Baltimore and St. Louis. Nowhere else in the country is there an area so large and so heavily populated with a murder rate this high.

9/07/2017 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who travels south of I55 is looking for trouble, city is an FFN Shithole! Get out while you still can..................

9/07/2017 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Tom Bodette for Welcomes Inn.
Everyone saying Bronzedeville is the the new hip cool.
Well I'm here to tell you that cool is where you can get a reasonably clean comfortable shed with a bed for a price so low that it beats any of the national bedbug chains. It's where the mayor stays when he needs a timeout from singing blue jays and overpriced coffee aromas.
But please don't call up the captain to "Please bring you your wine"
They haven't had that spirit there since 1969.
I'm Tom Bodette for Welcomes Inn, where folks still shoot the lights out.

9/07/2017 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is N Michigan Ave as dangerous as S Michigan Ave nowadays?

9/07/2017 11:49:00 AM

Near as dangerous, but the allure of N. Michigan Ave is the exclusive use of gold-plated bullets and, if hit, you get to take some bling with you. Plus, it is classier to be shot on the ritzy N. Michigan Ave rather than on the much less opulent, grittier S. Michigan Ave.

9/07/2017 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um the Commander there has as much patrol experience as a ppo. What do you expect from a 3 time merit hack with absolutely zero police experience?

Not the biggest fan of hers however she was NOT a merit Sgt nor LT........sorry to disappoint you. You do realize the blog has previously posted merit lists so if you don't believe me, do your homework!

9/07/2017 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Hotel Chicago, where you check out, but you can never leave.

Cmon, someone had to do it.

9/07/2017 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You lost me at second degree homicide!

9/08/2017 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I love when the city guides tell unknowing tourists to check our bronzeville, garfield park, various south side side eateries without also informing them of the danger to them.
9/07/2017 06:13:00 AM
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What do you think is gonna happen when the Obama (nothing in it) presidential library opens in that fine neighborhood?
Can't wait to see the robberies of tourists skyrocket.

9/08/2017 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
They could sell it as part of a Chicago adventure series.. One night Bronzeville, one night Englewood, and if your still brave enough Austin. The breakfast can be pop and red chips and the bedroom can be loaded with dirty clothes.

9/07/2017 05:51:00 AM

I'm thinking more like purple pop and pork skins.

9/08/2017 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
O/T
Scum Times Mary bashes Soda Tax Taxwinkle in Thursday column? She even quotes Todd Stroger .. is the story, a Democrat plant to start ball rolling against Sugar Queen Prickwinkle?

Working Black folk pissed about Crook County ,IL soda tax ??

9/07/2017 01:18:00 PM

that is possible. But, the job of President of the County Board has been declared a spot for an African American by the democratic party so her replacement will be just that. That is the nature of identity politics in this area.

9/08/2017 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who would visit Obama's library would be gibsmedat FSA. Them getting robbed would be karma, one might say something about chickens coming home to rooooost.

Besides, it is just going to be a empty little hole in the wall to launder billions of dollars through any how. Nothing to see here, move along now (and pay the robber toll while you do so).

9/08/2017 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bet you there are some hefty back taxes owed on the property.

9/09/2017 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Joe Zekas said...

I interviewed some happy visitors there just over five years ago. Mell ran a nice operation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3j_1V8jIRI

9/09/2017 11:26:00 PM  

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