What's the Deal with 6737 Southwest Freeway?
Photo by Aaron Reiss Inhabited with just a few cars and outdated furniture, 6737 Southwest Freeway is odd.
I talked to Roland Itoje, a security guard for the lot. He told me the lot is watched at all times, by one person, in eight-hour shifts per guard. He told me about the drunkards he sees wandering the lot. He told me about the time he saw someone walk right in front of the showroom and shoot a BB through the window.
"It's a lonely job," he said.
Itoje told me the lot had only been abandoned for one and a half years, but I knew this was wrong. I've passed it for more than a decade. He told me he had worked a lot of different jobs since coming over from Nigeria, and his uniform told me that he worked for a third-party security agency. I figured he was misinformed.
Finally, after my fifth call to a different KSA Industries, Inc. phone number that I found, I spoke to a human. All it took was choosing the human resources extension over the executive one. From there I got the direct line of the man in charge of 6737 Southwest Freeway, Blu Whipple. He's the assistant general counsel for the Titans.
On my third call to him, I got ahold of Whipple. He told me he was in a meeting. I said I'd call back, and told him that the nature of my call was that I was curious about the abandoned car dealership. He cut me off.
"We don't talk to the media about our properties," he said.
Another dead end about a lot full of empty space.