[Vision2020] the Donovan effect on downtown

g. crabtree jampot at adelphia.net
Fri Sep 15 19:13:34 PDT 2006

Dan, not a correction but an addition. To the best of my, admittedly, 
sometimes faulty knowledge, back in the actual day that building had no 
retail frontage. After GTE had moved the bulk of its operations out of that 
location they used a few hundred sq. feet of the NE corner of the building 
for a "phone boutique," but as far as retail goes, that was it. There is far 
more retail frontage now then at any time in the phone company's tenure. In 
fact there is more then when First Step had the space, more then there has 
ever been. (since GTE left. Can't speak for pre-phone co. you'd need to 
query bro' Carl for that one.)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Carscallen" <areaman at moscow.com>
To: <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] the Donovan effect on downtown

> Keely talks about:
> ". . . a behemoth, arrogant, and non-taxpaying institution that moves in
> to where it clearly is neither permitted nor welcomed is hurting its
> neighborhood . . ."
> Now, I don't like disagreeing with Keely (who is the only person I got a
> hug from during my last campaign), and I'm not really sure if I am
> disagreeing, but I think the condition placed on NSA by their CUP to
> have the "retail frontage" (that may not be the exact terminology, but
> you get the drift) puts back at least as much retail space as what GTE
> had back in the day when they occupied the building.  I'm not speaking
> for or against anyone or anything, just makin' an observation.  I'm sure
> somebody will correct me if I'm wrong.
> And Donovan, she said "effect", right there in the title.  You should be
> flattered to have something named after you.
> Your pal,
> DC
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