Rumblefish - the last I heard the revenue from parking meters is about $25-30 thousand per year. I likely costs nearly that much to maintain and service the meters. They should be replaced with signs that read "TWO HOUR PARKING". The time limit would serve to restrict business employees from parking all day and keep spaces available for shoppers.
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waste of time, Judeye we would not be surprised if the same people criticized others for not taking part in local economic based civic events
Amazing three people disagree...with
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Wished I knew who they were so I could point my finger to blame them for our declining economy..both locally and nationally.
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but Phil, it takes a lot of quarters to cover 22 million
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It needs to be mentioned that parking meters are a deterrent to local shopping.The plaza and big box stores all have free parking. We are way behind the times. Let's stop being stupid. Remove those ridiculous meters.
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but you are, "pearls of wisdom" the gift that just keeps on giving
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gift giving is about the "thought", not the gift, with that in mind, the "thought" of shopping locally is a gift to local merchants
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I'm glad I'm not getting gifts from any of you.
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My husband and I have quite a few of family that have moved away from the area. This year I told him that I would like us to be more creative, and think outside of the "box" so to speak, and avoid the mall and large scale retailers. This past Saturday we spent half our day going from local retailer to local retailer, and not only we were surprised to find how wonderful the gifts will be by shopping local, but also we had a lot more fun than we would have if we had gone to the mall where we would wasting more time and money. I only wish that DT Dunkirk, Fredonia and Silver Creek had more local shops for us to finish up our shopping.
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ideally: it's better to support local, and recirculate revenue close to home
only over the Internet, local merchants have nada and prices way too high, go global.
Yes, as much as possible but you often can't find what you want unless you go to a mall. The local economy will not support big stores with big inventories and competing with Wal Mart is not easy.
Depends on what it is. For computers,DFT,TV's,Dick Golden. I have bought a lot this year from the Made in the USA store in Elma. They also have a satellite store in the McKinley mall.
Well I'm torn on this one, I like to shop locally, but HATE going into stores this time of year because people are so crazed.
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With so many outstanding artists, farmers, bakers, and others who make and sell things, of course we shop local.
I love buying and giving my money to my neighbors rather than some big corporation who I dont know at all.
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Invest our money here
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Yes, if I can find what I'm looking for.
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