Letter: Learn lessons from downtown construction

Frank Dean


To the editor:

Though the vast amount of information in your article (Price of Progress, May 30) was in fact accurate, I feel there are a few things that need to be added to the discussion to allow for a better understanding. Some issues can be easily clarified such as:

It should be no surprise that restaurants and bars are not losing business. They have many machinists, carpenters, concrete workers, truck drivers, backhoe and bulldozer operators, etc., from three separate construction projects spending breakfast, lunch and even after-work drinks with them.

Your story reports that Frank’s Guitars’ “earnings” are down from $8,000 to $4,000. Sales are not true earnings. So you can deduct all but 30 percent of that number to be considered “earnings.”

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