ColeusIn my opinion, the work should be done in sixty days or less..September and October..work 24 hours a day to get er done. Put up some construction lights and get er done. Work three different crews. Three city blocks..that is all it is..why in the world is it going to take an entire year? What do the city planners have against the businesses that are the life blood of their city. The last time this construction company was in town and disrupted the entire summer it became a big joke because they were so slow that grass practically grew under their feet.
Oh what the heck, I am not a shopper anyway, I go into the Hallmark Store once in awhile because Ann is very friendly and if I need something I buy it from her if I can. Her store at least has an back alley entrance. I am not sure what all the stores on Main Street are..many are tourist traps..with the same old stuff that you can buy at any other summer tourist destination..they just change the name of the town. Same old junk.
BegoniasWe have a Walmart in town now, it has effected Main Street. Most Walmarts the parking lots are full..not the one in town, you can always find a parking spot near the front. If Walmart is struggling, you can bet that the rest of the town is not far behind. The Pamida closed after Walmart came to town, it sits vacant, it was the first discount store to come into town a long time ago. I see more buildings sitting empty, waiting for new owners. It must be the "recession" it has finally come to small town America:(