Best reason to kick it Oak Park style: The Broadway Triangle

Best of Sacramento 2013 writer’s pick

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Developers are getting a bad rap in this town, with all the money-grubbing and neighborhood-group hating. Luckily, Oak Park has Ron Vrilakas, an architect who genuinely likes the neighborhood, despite its dangerous reputation. He's building a mixed-use building called The Broadway Triangle that is located along several blocks along the north side of Broadway, between 34th and 36th streets. It will feature residential, retail shops and a restaurant; it's all going into the charming former meat market that's kitty-corner from the Old Soul Co. coffee shop. Vrilakas has even reached out to the neighbors to ask what kind of businesses they'd like to see as part of the project. May all neighborhoods be blessed with this kind of infill. www.thebroadway