• Avondale Park was given a $2.88 million facelift in 2011, followed by a series of new restaurants and other businesses opening. Photo by Ian KeelAvondale Park was given a $2.88 million facelift in 2011, followed by a series of new restaurants and other businesses opening. Photo by Ian KeelDestiny Hosmer - Contributor
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    Over the past five years, Avondale has experienced an increase of what some call revitalization, but others worry it may be gentrification.