Beauty’s in the eye …

Look familiar? It should to my predecessor Chris De Benedetti. He wrote a lot about Jim Hardwick’s eyesore at the corner of Thornton Avenue and Cabrillo Drive. Hardwick finally filled in a huge hole last year and agreed to turn the derelict former Shell Station into a mini-mart by this October.

But will he? Cabrillo residents say nothing much has happened at the site for months. Leonard Powell with the city says Hardwick has made progress and that is expected to meet his city-imposed deadline of Oct. 26. Hardwick, who owns numerous properties in Fremont and elsewhere, won’t return my phone calls.