Sthitch Posted July 13, 2006 Share Posted July 13, 2006 Baccala said: I wish I were the arbiter elegantiarum because I would bring back Hope Key and other smaller business that have been forced out becuase of the crippling rents. The only arbiter of what people want in arlingiton is the county gov't which has seen fit to convert the blvd into the big box resturnats from hell. That is unless you like the Cheescake Factory OK, so is it that you want commercial rent control in Arlington? That might be a first, I don't recall New York or San Francisco even going that far. Would you also decrease the property taxes on the building that the owner has to pay? And what if the building owner has other plans for that space, would you have the county force them to sign a lease that they do not wish to sign just so that another crappy faux Irish Pub does not open in the space? While you are at it, why not just have the county own all of the buildings and only allow businesses to rent the space if a committee of learned citizens decides that they are worthy. And just because I do not trust the Zimmerman, Ferguson and their ilk to decide better than the market what business thrive and which ones don’t, does not mean that I like the Cheesecake Factory, McDonalds, or Starbucks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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