Friday, June 11, 2010


...while at my local Dunkin' Donuts on Dixie Hwy., I bumped into someone that I haven 't seen for a while.  He happens to have his own business and has dealings with the County Commission.  We worked on a couple of projects together before the economic downturn.  He said that he hadn't been through Lake Worth for a couple of years and he couldn't believe how bad Dixie Hwy looked - especially all of the closed businesses, vacant lots and for sale signs.  We then both noted that it didn't seem that Dixie Hwy. in West Palm Beach, less than a couple thousand feet to the north, was doing as bad and had some areas that were actually thriving.

We parted and I thought about all the people that he knew in important business and government positions and how they were likely to hear his assessment of Lake Worth's economic condition - confirming the city's already deserved negative branding image.  Just another impression made, but it could be so much different with different leadership.