It’s a war between the remaining stores on the fast-becoming-a-ghost-town streets and the creepy-hidden-agenda new world order groups.
Two things are right – downtown merchants are not selling much that residents want, and the farmers market is fairly dull.
While merchants generally spoke in favor of moving the market venue, representatives of Sustainable Pacific Grove spoke in favor of keeping it at its current location.
“We want it on Lighthouse, and we want Lighthouse closed as often as possible,” said Joy Colangelo of Sustainable Pacific Grove, which claims 430 members.
“Foot traffic will increase downtown profitability,” she said. “Downtown businesses are not selling things we want to buy. They’re unwilling to adapt. That’s why they’re going under.”
If Lighthouse is closed to motor vehicle traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall, Colangelo said, “we’d be the jewel of the county — a quaint, walkable city.”