Downtown Pittsfield losing four stores; three point to parking issues
Whatever the reasons, four small downtown Pittsfield businesses -- Pittsfield Bra & Girl, Jess-et-Mia and Treehouse on North Street, and Twin Hearts Hand Works on Willis Street -- have closed or will be closing.
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#1 Oct 7, 2013
But, but, coming soon at a cost of OT to the taxpayers, the current crummy mayor and the "acting" police chief appointed by Pittsfield's officially unethical former crummy mayor, will be adding cops on the beat to add to the unpleasantness of you shopping experience in Pittsfield's multi million $$$$$$$$$$ cultural district. But only at a cost of OT to the taxpayers. I guess you just can't make some people happy.
#2 Oct 7, 2013
During the budget hearing when scary Barry was acting like he gives a shit about the taxpayers suffering due to the school department hoarding money and then going on a shopping spree spending up their hoard just before the new budget is due, does anyone remember what business[s] the school department blew taxpayers dollars at. Using it up just before the new budget hearing.
#3 Oct 12, 2013
Sure stores are closing but North Street will be gaining goose stepping cops on OT. Goose stepping supervisor cops on OT no less. Because somehow that makes sense to the current crummy mayor and his little mini-minded "acting" chief. Well, why not. It somehow made sense for the crummy officially unethical former mayor to appoint MicHELL Wynn "acting" chief in the first place.
#4 Oct 12, 2013
Look at all the restaurants that have closed over the past few years. Pittsfield is not the place to try and start a new business. The whole Berkshire county is on life support. New Yorkers coming during tourist season are less and less. I wouldn't be surprised if more businesses close their doors in the coming months as we'll.
#5 Oct 12, 2013
Pittsfield is clean and beautiful, I have voted democrat my whole life here and people are over exagerating what problems might exist. Our beloved county and state is the epitome of how a state should be run at the administrative level. The utopia is wonderful here.
#6 Oct 12, 2013
Not one of the businesses closing cited the lack of cops on OT goose stepping up and down Pittsfield's multi million $$$$$$$$$$ cultural district as their reason for closing their businesses and fleeing downtown Pittsfield's multi million $$$$$$$$$$ cultural district. One of the stated issues leading to their decisions to leave North St. is the lack of foot traffic. Another stated reason is tax break favoritism to businesses city officials favor, over others. And then there's the parking issue, or more accurately, lack of parking. So in response to parking issues, city officials have acted swiftly and decided to increase parking ticket fees. Because that makes sense to them. And put goose stepping cops on OT foot patrol. Because that makes sense too. How did the farmer's market who received $10,000 of taxpayers money do this year? I made sure I went out of Pittsfield to buy fresh produce because I felt city officials gave them enough of my money. And adding insult to injury was the fact that Ruberto gave the most generous tax gifts to an eatery alleged to have hosted teen beer blasts. And somehow that made sense to city officials.
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