Thursday, May 15, 2008
Business owners in Market Square have differing opinions on how changing bus routes will affect them. The Port Authority moved buses out of Market Square beginning today. Restaurant and bar managers generally did not foresee any damaging effects. They say moving buses out of Market Square and possible renovations in the future could make the area more welcoming. Meanwhile, owners of smaller businesses are worried that the change will move their customers too far away. They also say they thought Market Square was fine the way it is. One business owner who wants to remain anonymous said when he voiced dissatisfaction with the plan the response he received from those around him was unwelcoming and hostile.