From our local daily today:
The comments in the section for “Your comment here” kill me.
Everybody is missing the entire point of what the problem is:
Unemployment can happen TO YOU. Nobody is exempt.
And it can happen to you at any time any place anywhere. There are no promises, no guarantees, no long term solutions.
We have a very large group of storefronts in our downtown area that are vacant. The buildings are owned by one person and the rent is off the charts. This is primarily the reason why the storefronts have been vacant for so long; out of the reach of the middle class — and the middle class is usually who rents Main Street storefronts and the people who operate businesses in them.
There are now businesses moving into those formerly vacant spaces. Great news, eh?
Not surprising that the people who rent them are prior business owners: the only businesses moving in are restaurants and other eateries.
I don’t think this is the greatest. Who wants a whole downtown filled with restaurants, delis, pizzerias and franchised yogurt shops?
They already own a bar, own another deli and own another type of eatery; one of these owners has now gotten ahold of a yogurt franchise…how convenient it is 2 doors down from his deli, eh?
Out of the reach of the “little people.” And out of the reach of somebody out of work who wants to open a real business — the rents are unaffordable.
Everybody in this dumb little town are in awe over these restaurants/eateries that are opening. Meanwhile, businesses are moving OUT of this town and jobs are moving out of this town.
I’ve said it before: the “perks” that are included in living in a town are IMPORTANT when it comes to the fact that you’re looking for a great town to live in: in other words, Are jobs included?
Who gives a shit that there’s a new restaurant opening???