Letter: Childish behavior with the Owls Nest dispute

Lyndsey and T.K. Adams, owners of Owls Nest Antique Mall, 2901 S.E. Adams St., blocked off their parking lot, which was being used by customers at the Hicrest Post Office next door to their property. (October 2017 file photo)

I read with interest the October 3 article regarding the Owls Nest parking lot dispute. What particularly caught my attention was the allegation that a U.S. Postal Service driver deliberately parked a vehicle blocking the dumpster of the business in retaliation for not letting customers park in the lot as they have in the past. Does this not strike anyone else as reprehensible and childish behavior?

Like it or not, the Owls Nest purchased the property and the lot, and the owners have the right to use it (or not) in any way they see fit within legal guidelines. According to the article, an offer was made by the owners of this small business to lease spots to the post office for overflow traffic, but this option was seemingly dismissed without consideration.

Liability on the part of the owners is a real concern at this location. The portion of the lot they have not finished is full of holes and uneven pavement. Unhappy citizens would likely seek retribution for injuries incurred in the parking lot.

Quite frankly, I think our community owes a huge debt of gratitude to this young couple for the mammoth job they did in cleaning up an increasingly out-of-control junkyard on a busy thoroughfare. In my opinion, its former existence quietly helped perpetuate the image many people have of the large swath of Topeka that largely exists east of Topeka Boulevard.

Cindy Schramm, Topeka

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