I was talking with my real estate agent about what kind of car he was going to buy after he unloads a $2.5 million-plus mansion in Fall Creek in Lawrence, and when I suggested he look at a 42 miles-per-gallon Lexus CT Hybrid he paused and said; “I can’t buy a hybrid, I’m a Republican.”
For the purposes of the following discussion, Uptown Theater main man Larry Sells would like to set that sentiment aside. Conserving natural resources shouldn’t be a matter of party politics, it’s about sustaining things near and dear to everyone in this country…as in the earth.
It’s about trying to do the right thing for the present and future generations.
Come one, come all…Republicans included.
The free event goes down September 8 and 9 at the Uptown Shoppes, 37th and Broadway and includes a speaker series, vendor village, organic vodka, movies, music, tours of the Uptown Theater and more.
“We’ll have tents set up outside and some indoor vendors in the newly painted Night of the Living Safeway,” Sells says. “We painted it to reflect the 1950s retro environment of the original masterpiece. It’s really neat in there – it has honeycomb cast, self-cantilevered flooring..”
Future prospective tenants range from a flea market to a hip, neighborhood grocery to a showpiece venue to host women’s roller derby.
“And we’re still accepting vendors,” Sells adds. “We’re concentrating on recycling, lifestyle, health and food and we’re going to give tours of the new solar panel installation on the Uptown roof. It’s a $300,000 installation.
“So we’ll have a month and a half of free energy every year and that’s not bad. That saves us $25,000 a year at today’s prices.”
How very, you know, Republican.