Recently while driving home from the airport, I entered Young Circle and did a double-take at the bold, bright, enthusiastic mural. It was fun, festive and alive, and I thought Hollywood is finally getting its act together. I like Hollywood, walk the Broadwalk, dance to live music at the bandshell and enjoy its restaurants.
But Hollywood shops and restaurants routinely disappear after a short while, and it seemed the city itself lacked energy. I thought the death knell was when the city tore up all the parking places to build a park and art center.
Then I saw the mural. And, as I drove around the circle, I saw the Mona Lisa mural. I thought Hollywood had found its voice and I couldn’t have been happier. Wrong. I read the May 7 article about city leaders not liking Lebo’s mural, which ended: “It’s scheduled to be replaced in the fall.”
Perhaps the mural is not what needs replacing.
Susan Sussman, Aventura