This story is part of a series focusing on the 30th Street Industrial & Economic Corridor.
Davontae Thompson leans against the trunk of his electric blue Chevy Impala, posing for pictures with a friend.
Thompson, who grew up in the neighborhood and has lived in the area for 13 or 14 years, says his childhood was a bit of a mixed bag. “It was good but it was a little bit…everybody wasn’t getting shot and killed every day but lot of fights, lot of robbery, a lot going on. Car accidents, cars stolen, radios stolen, windows busted, a lot of kids being bad for no reason. But it was alright.”