Thursday, September 5, 2019

The return of 'yuppie scum' at the former home of the Sunshine Cinema



Foundation work is underway here on East Houston between Forsyth and Eldridge, where developers East End Capital and K Property Group are putting in a 9-story office building. (Our previous post has more details on what's to come.)

And someone scrawled a message on the plywood rendering of the new building...



This is the first time that I can recall seeing the "yuppie scum" term in the wild in some years. It would make regular appearances at various neighborhood rallies in 2008 and 2009 (here and here, for example) ...


[EVG photo from 2008!]

Perhaps the term will make a resurgence. Jeremiah Moss wrote more about the history of "yuppie scum" back in 2008.

As for what the 9-story building is replacing at this address, the five-screen Landmark Sunshine Theater closed here Jan. 21, 2018, after 17 years in business.

Previously on EV Grieve:
• The Sunshine is gone, and an empty lot awaits a 9-story office building (Aug. 7)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a Proud and now-Retired former Yuppie Scum, I treasure this. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't it be 'Millennial Scum' or 'Post-Millennial Scum'?

Gojira said...

Aaaahhhhh, Frenchie the Anarchist in his ever-present beret. Haven't sene him around in quite some time!

Anonymous said...

nimby scum

Anonymous said...

Are you referring to employed taxpayers who finance the many programs and services the city offers?

cmarrtyy said...

Scum is scum. They know who they are.

bill said...

He is not an anarchist. I am an Anarchist.
Anarchism is the acceptance of any action that does not involve coercion, which is what the State does. Yuppism is not contradictory to anarchism.

So the sign should read "Stop the State scum".

yuppis 1
statists 0

Bill

Anonymous said...

I still miss the “die yuppie scum” tag that graced the rolldown gate of ninth street espresso for many years. Back when that place had some character.