Sadly, it's not that unique to see the police over at 1137 W Pratt Blvd, as noted by myself and other bloggers
. They are there again today. This time it's three cop cars, one marked and two unmarked. I wonder what's going on.
Another neighbor mentioned that the building has gone into receivership. Did the owner go bankrupt? It is/was owned by Stan Properties
. I see that they've taken down the big, ugly "APARTMENTS FOR RENT!!!!" sign from the boulevard. It's a neat little building that would shine if only a little care and attention were paid to it. Based on the number of times we've seen the cops there, I suspect that the landlord running criminal background checks on prospective tenants would help significantly.
I've been inside it a few times. They rent some of the units out as hotel rooms
, or at least used to. After the issues my parents ran into last time they stayed there (no lights in the stairwells, broken elevator, etc.), I stopped putting people up there, so I don't know if they still rent out some of the units that way.