Article on PATCH.com – many vacant store fronts in park slope and 5th & 7th – the point is that a BID cannot do anything to help rent those empty stores – they are an expensive powerless entities – A TAX THAT NEVER GOES AWAY AND PRODUCES NOTHING!
Ask the HARD questions – how will a BID rent our stores? We want facts not feelings and maybes – show us the numbers of ANY BID that can rent a store for us – we keep our side walks clean, we advertise – WITHOUT A BID TAX!
Let the restaurants pay for the festivals!
VOTE NO for the 3rd ave BID TAX!
“Patch worked with Mark Caserta, executive director of the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, to get a handle on which storefronts were actually vacant on that corridor. In all, there were 27 vacancies on Fifth Avenue with another 18 storefronts that have secured a new tenant but haven’t reopened yet. “