Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Liquor Stores

Shut-up! I don't want to hear another word. We have too many liquor stores on our streets and it's our fault. Why? Because we take whatever scraps the city will give us. The mentality of the people of South Providence needs a change-a major change. We need to demand businesses that will bring less crime and more employment and respectability to the South Side. Wake up people-if you don't take charge of your life, others will. Why is that if we drive a mile or two down the road in Cranston we don't see streets plagued by Liquor stores? Why are Rent-a-Centers concentrated in Providence? We need to stop the infiltration of businesses that do not add value to our communities and begin working to entice businesses such as Staples, Target, Toys R Us, etc. to come to the South Side. Don’t laugh because if we do not reverse the curse of liquor stores and the like in our community, unsavory businesses will continue to litter our streets and provide the role-modeling for our children. I, for one, won't stand for that. Period.