I'm paraphrasing here, but what is that saying ... "insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result" ?
It is interesting to see Hartford's Chief Operating Officer David Panagore "tweeting" that he is at the Market at Hartford 21 today working to reopen the market. Panagore tweeted "Just reviewed a proposed new lay out for a market at the #Hartford 21 space; looks promising & good, much smarter & efficient"
Didn't Mr. Panagore also review the first proposal before handing them $400,000 of taxpayers dollars for a failed market? Has Mr. Panagore suddenly taken classes in "grocery store 101" ?
His "tweets" also stated that he "In over at the market working the effort to re-open with the folks from Northland, go #Hartford"
Is that the same Northland that forced the YMCA out of their building on Jewel Street with the promise of of a high rise "luxury" condo development? Is it the same Northland that shut down the Goodwin Hotel? Or is it the same Northland that is in the process of foreclosure on a few of their downtown office building for defaulting on the mortgages? Or maybe the Northland that forced many small businesses out of Pratt Street with drastic rent increases.
And while we are at it, Northland has been so successful with reestablishing retail in the XL Center mall, we should all quickly follow their plans. I know, I know, they are waiting for the "right" tenants.
Maybe we could get references from the previous Market at 21 operators and they can tell us how much fun it is to spend the taxpayers money.
I know I would love a trip to Hawaii this time of year, maybe pay off a home mortgage, even remodel a restaurant, all fun things to do with a loan from the City of Hartford, ....if the price is right.