How beneficial is the modernization of Dinkytown?

Any character left? (bitnoots via Flickr)

Former Dinkytown property owner Jeffrey Meyers tells the Star Tribune that Dinkytown — the urban neighborhood next to the U — has lost its flavor and could be re-energized by developers:

“A lot of (family businesses) have been gone for a long time — including my father’s. “I don’t think there’s any charm. . Dinkytown needs a shot of adrenaline.”

You can read the paper’s article on developers’ recent interest in the area here.