Sep 5, 2007
City of Delusion
There is business in downtown Allentown, its not glamorous, its mostly poor people buying cheap items. Our mayor, and other deluded bureaucrats, instead of working with the reality in hand, choose to think that our theatre, school and museum is a thriving art district. To that end, they have built a new parking deck to service the additional patrons they imagine their new banners will attract, and harvested a state grant for Lanta to help finance the illusion. The city and Lanta have moved most bus stops off Hamilton Street and adjoining corners, centralizing them along side of the new deck at 6th and Linden. At the remaining stops they have removed the benches, and placed signs explaining seating and other conveniences can be found at the new central terminal. This will hurt the many merchants who sell a soda or snack to the waiting passengers. While our mayor hopes for upscale gourmet, the majority of our taxpaying merchants are denied their customer base.