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Issue of September 24, 2014
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print email Source: Editorial: Community will prosper again
Right on Target
January 22, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Ms. O'Bannon's opinion article is right on target!

Although we live in Laconia, we do frequent Corydon and the empty shops are a bad sign. Finding the right type of business that might want to setup shop in downtown Corydon will not be an easy task, but it's one that should be addressed head on.

Perhaps tax abatements, landlord incentives, and a look at the overall "mix" of businesses within the downtown area are some things that may be helpful. The craft/gift shops are nice, but relying on those types of shops in these times might not be such a good idea.

A wider variety of restaurants/diners would most likely be a good draw. Varying the type of eateries to have diners, restaurants, pizzeria, etc might draw in folks from a more varied demographic.

I would also like to see the county purchase the fairgrounds, and make it look like it did in the 50-60s. I have seen photographs of the grandstands and other parts of the fairgrounds and they were beautiful! The fairgrounds could host events that would create traffic for downtown businesses during and after those events. The fairgrounds is such a under utilized asset that could be catalyst that's needed to get downtown bustling again.

Jeff Lehman
Schuler Bauer Real Estate
Alberto's Italian Restaurant
Debby Broughton
Barbara Shaw
Best Built
Riggs Towing
Schwartz Family Restaurant
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