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Readers say lets not blame everything on parking

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Readers say lets not blame everything on parking 

Yes it make me sad also to see so many stores empty but let not blame it all on parking. How the failing economy. Bad business plan . Internet sales and greed of the landlords. 

Does anyone else think the very limited store hours of most of the Village merchants is significant detriment to shopping here , sorry folks I still have a job and there are many merchants I have never seen open ?
And what about the Chamber ,shouldn’t they be promoting the Village instead of spending their time coming up with schemes to get at tax payer money ?

Yes some of the same landlords that want more building. We the residents pay the majority of property taxes not the landlords. Its funny you see many stores empty but not many building for sale. Why is that?

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9 thoughts on “Readers say lets not blame everything on parking

  1. So very true, parking is just an excuse and has been for a long time.

  2. I could not agree more regarding the hours. It costs a storefront about $10 per hour to stay open later but so few do.

    I also do not understand how landlords can afford to have empty storefronts for such long periods of time.

  3. Tax writeoffs?

    We are being used, my friends. Those building owners should be fined if they remain empty for longer than some specific period. There are probably legal precedents for that.

    I still feel sad about some stores that closed simply because of soaring rents. They were nice and their owners were, too.


  4. anonymous:

    Tax writeoffs?
    We are being used, my friends. Those building owners should be fined if they remain empty for longer than some specific period. There are probably legal precedents for that.
    I still feel sad about some stores that closed simply because of soaring rents. They were nice and their owners were, too.

    Fined? For not being able to find a tenant? That makes about as much sense as fining an unemployed person for not finding a job.

  5. It is also the mix of stores yoghurt stores are coming and going. There were two salad stores on the same street, one closed.

    We have plenty of restaurants and a good movie theater. What else will attract foot traffic? I think that the activities in the park are a great idea. Any chance that the old bank building will become a music venue?

  6. Fined for chasing out a legitimate business by doubling or tripling the rent and THEN not finding a taker, or possibly not wanting one.

  7. The street is an eyesore. It does not take a parking garage to spruce up the buildings. How about removing the garbage from the backs of restaurants? Where is the code enforcement? It’s sad that Vaggianos keeps yelping about the parking when he violates Village code every day with his gigundo planter. He must be hooked up?

  8. You can bet the mayor is striving to get the town to float a huge bond to buy the historic but white elephant bank building from his pal Saracino, who has been unable to unload it. That’s why he’s been so big on an arts committee/center all along. How would THAT help our parking problem? And who wants hundreds more strangers streaming into town all the time? Other than the restaurant owners, no one. We do not have the infrastructure for this, people!

  9. #8 the sale of the bank to the VG is a scary but a proposition to consider. Aronshn has to payback Saracino for his campaign donation. That said, put the question up for a vote!

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