Posted July 22, 2010
PJ Mercanti of Carmen's Inc. argues that running a successful business downtown is "much more challenging than it appears", that criticizing the Ticats for endorsing the East Mountain is "disrespectful", and that the Linc/Red Hill corridor is a great location that allows regional access and will generate more business taxes around a stadium than downtown.
He calls the East Mountain "a shining beacon in this city" that "will serve as the best home for the new Pan Am stadium now and for generations to come."
Tim Bullock, Chair of the Downtown BIA, argues that downtown businesses are "deeply disappointed" with the decision to consider the East Mountain, that the West Harbour location is about "recreating the harbour area and cleaning up our leftover industrial lands", and that the issues around the West Harbour "could be solved with some creative thinking".
He calls on City Council to "show leadership with respect to the city's original vision for the stadium."
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