Joe, yesterday (Sunday) I went to the Flea Market Downtown. Been reading about all of the great improvements in the city, now this is just my own thoughts about what I saw. All of the downtown area looks dirty and dingy, sidewalks aren’t finished buildings are dirty, if you are at the flee market turn and look at the multi-purpose building and you will see that it needs a super cleaning has black runs down the sides of the brick all the way across and looks awful.
Main street is still looks terrible with sidewalks still not finished. The newly painted crosswalks look dull and dingy. In the area of Market Street and the hospital it looks like an armed camp with all of the concrete barriers and such. If we have even 15 to 20,000 Visitors we will be in trouble. Seems like the fill that they put in the unfinished parts of the sidewalks would be a serious trip and fall issue not to mention its ugly. These new people that are coming to the event are probably going to be very disappointed.