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Should ground-floor commercial spaces be converted to apartments?

A zoning notice popped up recently on a shuttered McKean Street hair salon saying the first floor would no longer be a commercial space.

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City records show that the former Kathy’s Hair Salon, at 1129 McKean St., on the corner of Sartain Street, will be turned into an apartment, joining two others in the building. Now, McKean and Sartain isn’t exactly a bustling commercial corridor, but one would think that you don’t need to live on a commercial corridor to appreciate having businesses nearby.

What do you think? Should the building owner have held out for a business or office to open there?

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