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Still looking for a market

DDA seeks spot for farmers market

September 5, 2013

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Downtown Development Authority (DDA) continues to consider purchasing a vacant building downtown and renovating the structure into a farmers market....

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Sep-09-13 12:22 PM

Hey Whiz, Stephenson was never officially four lanes. With the center turn lane it is now safer. Look in your side mirror and behind you before you open your door – I parallel park on Ludington frequently and my car doors are still intact. And Cheesy, yes I can find the produce I want year-round in stores, and I love our local stores, but in season I want to buy from local growers who have actual ripe, tasty, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. The farmers’ markets are a great addition to Escanaba and Gladstone.

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Sep-08-13 12:06 PM

Save your time,

save our money…

Look for what you need all year long at:

Super-One Elmer’s, Sav-Mor,

They’re open year around, provide their own heat, lights, water, maintenance and management.

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Sep-05-13 2:12 PM


as the headline to this article proclaims.

1) does this imply that there is a need for customers?

2) does this mean that there is a need of items to sell?

3) does this mean that there good be a need for both, items to sell, customers.

4) is this a trick question - like the polls the press runs so infrequently,

or like the articles the press refuses to let its readers comment upon?


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Sep-05-13 11:41 AM

Why not bring the Farmers Market traffic right down Ludington Street. A double lot right across from City Hall. That is what we need right, traffic from our local customers to come right down Ludington Street. 411 Ludington St. Very reasonable price to. It's for sale, call the owner.

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Sep-05-13 11:36 AM

Does the DDA even have a Plan?

For anything?

Published “evidence” of any sort of “plan” in the daily press,

seems to indicated that a “plan” is more smoke-like rather than concrete, as in "pot-holes" on main street.

The DDA should publish its yearly “goals” and publish what the DDA accomplished during that year, and whether the DDA ever closely met its goals.

The DDA should publish its five year plan, and too, the results as to whether it ever achieved a single goal.

Does the DDA look outside and really concentrate on what is the composition of “main street” today?

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Sep-05-13 11:34 AM

Has the DDA looked, lately, at the ’condition’ of the main street surface?

Does the DDA think we don’t need repairs to main street,

but rather a farmers market is job #1.

Is the DDA aware of the fact that when you open your car door in the parallel parking areas, that you have a 80% chance of having it smashed,

because the room left for a car doesn’t include opening the car door safely?

Is the DDA aware that Stephenson Avenue has been reduced to two lanes,

making motorists wait for endless streams of traffic before gaining access to the street?

Certainly, safety has been compromised on this ‘latest’ Escanaba ‘improvement’ to our streets.

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Sep-05-13 11:31 AM

It would be most informative,

if the DDA would publish the amount of REVENUE, it has taken in,

and the AMOUNT it has spent and WHERE,

for each year it has been in existence.

Better not hold our breath, you have to believe, the people will never be privy to where our money is being spent.

Who really is the ultimate authority figure at the DDA, or is it just a ship drifting aimlessly for more than 30 years,

never arriving at any meaningful ‘port’.

Perhaps it would be better to scuttle the ship rather than let it remain a menace.

The DDA won’t need much space for the farmers market,

perhaps just a small cooler for a few flowers would be sufficient...

oh, don't forget to provide enough space, for fresh, flowering medical smokes sold to those who can't afford real "healthcare", and need some smoke to hold their world together!

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