Sep 12, 2013

Minority Opportunities In The NIZ

When Allentown started acquiring properties for the Arena, I suggested that the displaced Asian merchants could end up with the rickshaw concession on Hamilton Street. Recently, I suggested that as a Community Benefit Agreement, our downtrodden be allowed to sell peanuts at the Arena. Low and behold, our inspirational leaders did make room outside the new hotel for the underclass, they can operate food carts. "There's a lot of exciting opportunities right now," said Shannon Calluori, operations manager for the city's Department of Community and Economic Development. "Food vending is one of many." Julio Guridy, City Council President added, "It could also be a good opportunity for minority-owned businesses." Who knows, perhaps leather shoes will make a comeback, and the community college could provide training in shoe shining.

4 comments:

Gina said...

Wow...

Anonymous said...

Opportunities abound...

This is beyond disheartening.

Anonymous said...

The mayor of the third biggest city in the Keystone State can't get PennDot to advance a rational plan?
Life in South Allentown has been like living in a third world country with the bridge situation.

Anonymous said...

MM, thanx
Yet another, edited out weekend upon us that pay atention
The NIZ will become alike the LVHN, just another subcontracting monster?

As the post before me has said but the Hole of Allentown is a third world nation unto itself not just south Allentown!!!!