I grabbed these admittedly bad photos of the historically troubled Belmont Learning Center this morning on my camera phone. The never-completed Center has been squatting unfinished at the corner of 1st and Beaudry for some time, casting a pall over the entire ‘hood. It was like the damaged, toothless old boxer hanging around the gym complaining to everybody that he coulda’ been a contender. So, I can’t express how refreshing it is to finally see a finished and functional new property begin to emerge from beneath the scaffolding and stained plywood. Toss that in with the completion of the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex on 3rd, and the impending completion of The Visconti and there’s a whole new, and improved, vibe around this joint.