But it is sad that so many store owners (or building owners) have done so little to fix up their storefronts.
The city needs to get proactive in forcing building owners to take action.[/quote]
Ah, now it begins.........
So now you want the city to pass new ordinances to force either store or building owners to renovate their property?
And if they don't? What then? Fines? Liens? Closure? In the current economy, some people are already hanging on by their fingernails. Frankly, I agree, It would be nice to have the entire Main Street beaming with new buildings, businesses, street lights, sidewalks and such. But to force building owners or (worse yet) store owners and taxpayers to either do it or suffer is wrong - wrong - wrong.
"Socialism is fine...until you run out of other peoples money".