You and your designer friend are certainly welcome the find a space downtown and spend your money to open your own business. If the attractiveness of your window display drives more costumers through your door then your neighboring competitor... good for you, you'll make more money and maybe even cause your competitor to improve their display to compete. That's the free market and the government is not the driving force. The city should not be running an entrepreneur's business, dictating what should be in the window the owner spent good money on.
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