Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Planning board buries idea for green market

What our rich neighbor is up to - the contrast could not be greater. Click title for link...here are some gems from the article:

Tuesday’s decision followed about 35 minutes of discussion in which most commissioners and several merchants and residents said a market wouldn’t be a good fit for the town.
“The crowd at these things is a bit less than what you would expect in Palm Beach,” Commissioner Floyd Wideman said.
Adele Kahn, owner of House of Kahn Estate Jewelers at 231 Peruvian Ave., said the new Publix super market will offer plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables when it opens at the end of the year.
“Why do we need opportunists to come in?” she asked. “For who and for what? There’s nothing to gain. You’re going to trash the street and trash the town.”
Resident Ruby Rinker asked why the town would want to “dumb down” by following in the footsteps of West Palm Beach, where there is an established green market downtown on Saturday mornings during most of the year.
We have beautiful super markets to send our maids to,” Rinker said. “If we were starving people that needed discounted food, that would be different. But we just don’t need it.”