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Downtown Business Owners Polled on ‘Friday After Five’

July 15th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Downtown Development Development Commission recently sent out surveys to property owners on the downtown mall and general business district asking for opinions about the popular Friday After Five events held each week during the summer. Those events are held Friday late afternoons and evenings and feature music and special activities are have routinely drawn large crowds to the downtown area- often providing a shot in the arm for those downtown businesses. Friday After Five was the subject of a public DDC meeting in May, with some members saying that it doesn’t have the same impact it had five years ago, and others hinting that the concert series attracts the “wrong crowd”. While the survey asks questions on a variety of issues, some business owners feel its nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to drastically change, or perhaps even do away with the After Five program. Gino Giatris, owner of Curtis’ Coney Island on North Liberty Street, said if that is the DDC’s wishes- he would prefer the Commission to be upfront and open about their plans rather than operating with a hidden agenda.


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  1. July 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm, J.J.SMITH said:



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