I am responding to an article by Babs De Lay titled “Tell Me About This ‘Sugar Hood’ ” [Classifieds, Feb. 2, City Weekly]. Babs is way off.
Sugar “Hood” is not Sugar “House.” Sugar Hood is the area west of Sugar House and is encompassed in the area known as Liberty Wells.
With homes in Sugar House out of reach for many younger couples, they looked west for homes that they could afford. For many years, Liberty Wells was derogatorily termed “the Hood.” These young couples have worked to improve their homes and community. They also began to use the term Sugar Hood to describe their area.
If you live in the area—700 South to 2100 South and State Street to 700 East—you can join “The Sugarhood Gang” on Facebook. You can also see what is happening with the local community council by visiting LWCCSLC.com.
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