by Hudson Star-Observer
April 17, 2013 at 9:04 am in Hudson Star-Observer
“Gone To Rock n’ Roll Heaven. Please see Dibbo’s Facebook page.”
With little public notice, the last show at the classic rock and roll venue took place Saturday night, March 23. Continue Reading
Tags: Business, Entertainment, retail, social 4 Comments »
I remember bannana night back in the 70’s..bring a bannana get in for free. Good to see more business coming into the downtown area..good for everybody..can’t wait. We do need a comprenhensive parking plan in the downtown area. The staus quo won’t do. We need it to attract new and better business in the downtown area. With the new Dibbo’s entertainment and event center coming soon we have some time to plan. The parking spots are too tight right now and everybody’s losing business including the city’s tax revenue.
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So how was the parking 40 years ago when cars were three times as big…
There is plenty of parking down town. I live here (up on the hill) and go downtown all the time, especially on the evenings and weekends. I have never had a problem parking. The only exception is when Booster Days is going on, and we cannot build the city around 4 days in July. Stop complaining if you cannot park outside the door of your destination, the fact people have to walk past other stores/restaurants is actually a good thing.
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Through tax increment financing the costs for expanded parking would be shouldered by the downtown district for the most part. Maybe a person can go downtown and find a time or two where there are open spots but in order to be effective it must be consistent to build consumer habits. It has not been my experience that abundance is the norm or even close. There are many ways to make things work creatively so everybody is a winner. For those of you in the residential areas your taxes should even go down as a result. Increased tax revenues and substantiated higher commercial property values would reduce the tax burden for the many. Unfortunatly, the buisness and building owners are paying 2013 taxes with the same city amenities as 1974. They will pay more with more customers coming through their doors. The way it’s set up now, the residential areas are subsidizing the downtown commercial district through higher property taxes so it can stay exactly the same as it was 40 years ago. The change will have to come and it’s cheaper to do it sooner than later.
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So, let’s pretend for a minute there is a need for more parking.
How much more will be enough?
Where would you put it? Please don’t say a parking ramp… Go to Stillwaterand see how much their ramp is not being used
Also, EVERYONE is paying 2013 taxes for the same old city services- at least we aren’t stuck paying for the dog track mess as well…
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