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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
What will consultant see as he enters Columbia?
Vonnie Kolbenschlag writes:
Re: EDA consultant
Comments re article 61989 CACEDA introduces new EDA consultant
2013-09-17 20:17:55 | Comments | Printable version
Here is something I have read: A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN IS A KEY COMPONENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY. So, what will the consultant see as he enters Columbia?
He'll see: sights in the city limits of vacant - some deteriorating - buildings, uneven sidewalks, old yellow paint flecked cement light post bases from years ago. These are problems that are not only unsightly, but show that the city doesn't know how to improve the town's appearance. So that impacts on economic development. It's money wasted, in my opinion, if the city doesn't do its part.
It is not a downtown we can all be proud of, that might serve as a showplace. It sets the tone for how we see ourselves as a community and how others see us.
A dynamic downtown fosters creativity, entrepreneurship and intellectual stimulation. Some of the small towns near to Columbia have learned that.
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|Adair Gun & Pawn moving to former Jr. Food Store|
2013-09-17 - 320 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Rob Wilkerson, owner of Adair Gun & Pawn, has recently purchased the former Jr. Foods building at 320 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, and is preparing to move Adair Gun & Pawn to the new building within approximately one month. he business is managed by veteran pawn shop operator Dwayne Curry. The relocation is expected to happen within a month or sooner, depending on processing time for licenses. In addition to their main specialty, guns, they buy gold and other general pawn shop related items. The array of guns includes bows and arrows, handguns, target guns, rifles, shotguns, and a specialty line of handguns for women. Hours remain the same for now, 8am-5:30pmCT, Monday-Friday, and 8am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. The phone number is 270-384-7296 (PAWN); Fax 270-384-7297. The phone number is 270-384-7296 (PAWN); Fax 270-384-7297. Paired Photo: See also, old location: Adair Pawn to re-locate near Downtown
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