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Wrigley Neighborhood Says NO to Predatory Lenders

posted Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 AM by Ana Bonilla   [ updated Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 AM by Julio Zaldivar ]

By: Annie Greenfeld (Minor edits and changes have been made to this community submission)

Mission Impossible: April 2012, Wrigley River Run training, we learned the bad news for the neighborhood: a title lender wants to move into the pivotal gateway corner of Wrigley Village at Pacific Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. (PCH). That was when this all began and at that time it did seem like we had no choice but to accept the inevitable predatory lending business from moving in. A lobbyist for the title lending company goes to the neighborhood group meetings to explain what the company is about. The answers they gave to questions were always vague and that they are a legal business and they're coming in, get used to it. OUr mission was set: we had to figure out a way to stop that from happening.