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And if the rubber gloves, plastic bag and a pointed stick was worth $5 bucks they by $5 worth of drugs or booze with them.
C'mon this is not an internment camp and the homeless are not free labor......(prisoners however are a different story)
Back "in the day" shop owners who had the privilege of being in the shopping district down town took enough pride in their business to keep their own sidewalks clean.
Mall stores socialize this task with their rent payments which subsidize cleaning crews and security. It would appear as though the down town merchants may want to get together and think of something.

Why this sounds like a perfect job for the Chamber of Commerce and Hyphen-lady (Connie Majure-Rhett). Heck you could throw in WDI Wilmington Down Town Inc. too.
They could have an "event" at the White Elephant to discuss this impediment to business success down town. Think of the power players - the CEO of the Chamber, the CEO of WDI, the CEO of the CC.
Yeah, right - go to the government supported CC, talking about making the government clean the sidewalks for their businesses, using all our tax dollars.
What has happened to going to work a few minutes early to make sure YOUR business looks good? What happened to doing what it takes? What happened to self sufficiency?



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