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Our opinion: Beyond the cliche

June 14, 2013

As a reader, if you took anything away from a report on a presentation to Warren County movers and shakers by representatives of “Destination Erie,” should be this: Erie needs us....

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Jun-14-13 1:34 PM

Cynical opinion WTO. We are merely a small piece to Erie's development puzzle. Any benefit we get from jumping on the Destination Erie bandwagon is better than nothing which is what we are doing locally. If local visitor / economic development programs had not been repeatedly stabbed in the back, we might be a bigger player at the table. Thanks Mayor Mark! Thanks John Bortz!

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Jun-14-13 5:31 AM

I do not see how our participating in "Destination Erie" will benefit Warren, at least from a retail business standpoint. Over the last 20 years, customers have migrated in droves to Peach Street while we watch our remaining retailers hold on desperately. I am troubled and amazed as I listen to local coffee shop chatter by the number of people who make the trip to Erie once or twice per week just to shop in its stores and eat at its restaurants. Finishing the last leg of I-86 was, for Warren, like pulling the plug from the bathtub drain.

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