I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Here are two emails from readers I received recently.
Randy I am not sure if you saw the IQ Buffet in
Another downtown casualty
I saw this week that Breakwater records is having a closing sale. I had heard a couple of months ago about this rumor, but with the sign on the window, it has now come true. Another business in
Here are three comments you might have missed.
Well, well, well let's get over not having a wal-mart, move on. Instead of us vs. them how about we. We have a nice town, we are fortunate to have a low crime rate, we now have an anti gang ordinance, we offer a lot, if one looks past the negative comments. My point is?? With any change it takes time, the city is cleaning up the rundown properties, but homeowners must also repair and keep their homes in good conditions. Not happy about the library condo's?? At least something different was attempted. Non business attitude? Lets have discussions with the store front landlords to improve their properties. Also the people of the area should try and support local businesses. We had success, jalapeno loco started in
Exactly what local fair would you say is worth going to for a family besides CityLounge, SoupLaddle, and Sheridans? Let me think... graveyard records? Cigar shop? laundry? one of the 15 corner taverns? Maybe one of the 10 used car lots? hmmmm.... Give a list of the local stores you frequent and maybe that will help get the word out on these shops.
You list low crime. I guess you haven’t been aware of the continual garage robberies and drug issues in
Working together is a great idea, but the problem is there is not a correct plan of action installed by the City government currently. No multi-lateral discussions are open. There are places that have already figured out how to revigorate a city, yet those lessons aren’t being followed.
Joe S makes a couple of good points, however, none of the successful businesses were started under the current mayor, and council. City Lounge,
If you haven't driven down
Walmart, like them or not, gave the city the best chance of building a retail complex with maybe an applebees, best buy, or other stores who gravitate to a major retail hub such as them. You can list stores until their are blue in the face, however, the question they ask of the city is.. Who is the anchor to bring us there? The park, while a vital asset, is NOT a retail anchor to bring in new business to the city.
The current elected officials have SHOT DOWN retail development on penn and
This city does have a lot of good things going for it, however, lacks leadership! Without that, not very much will change.