MOUNT VERNON — In the aftermath of last week's fire at the former Kresge building and with the structure being fenced off until a decision is made about what to do with it, many downtown businesses are reporting poor business returns with the normal flow of people not coming into their places of business.



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7 Responses to “Main Street businesses feeling the hurt”

  1. sandy

    I can honestly say that I was on the way to one of the downtown shops today but decided with my daughter asleep in the car it was to far to park and walk while caring her. Now I wish I would have sucked it up. I feel bad for those businesses hurting.

  2. Alumni

    Or better yet, why dont you call the White House and request some stimulis, reinvestment money to help the merchants out in THEIR time of need. LOL

  3. Jacob

    What the hell are you talking about? Total nonsequiter. Next think you’ll be complaining that Medicare Part D didn’t stop the building from burning, either.

  4. David

    Alumni, show me what the stimulus and any reinvestment money have to do with a building fire. If you care to read the story, the streets are closed because of an unsafe building.

  5. Alumni

    Yesiree, just look at all that crap-cake stimulis, reinvestment money pouring into downtown Mount Vernon.