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Contractor Demands Annoyed Neighbors Thank Them For Gentrification

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A contractor sick of neighbors complaining about the noise at a Highland Park construction project has decided to fight fire with, well, passive-aggression. Roger Scalise is a contractor with R&R Construction, currently working on a house on Hayes Avenue in Highland Park, according to the Eastsider. Construction, obviously, is pretty noisy. Scalise told the Eastsider he's tried to be respectful of the project's neighbors, only doing the loudest work between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., but that the neighbors have been complaining relentlessly, sometimes calling him at 2 a.m. to voice their issues.

In response, Scalise hung this charming sign on the fence surrounding the construction.

As is the case with most passive-aggressive notes, it hasn't gone over particularly well.

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It really makes you wonder, how much say did Nikki and Jeremy have in this signage?

Probably the best idea yet.

It's hard to say if Nikki and Jeremy are long-term residents of Highland Park or not, but you can't really think about the property values in Highland Park without thinking about gentrification. As prices rose, protesters have held marches and even a vigil for those who lost their affordable housing to gentrification.