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Letter: Marsh closing to have big effect on area


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From: Jim Beamish

Columbus

Received: Feb. 22

Regarding the Feb. 22 article “Marsh closing State St. location” by Boris Ladwig. Besides altering my plans to turn State Street into Statelyville (after my love for the Wrigleyville area of Chicago), this is truly devastating news to east Columbus and the poor.

It looks like the only leader you could find is Priscilla Scalf who, if I remember correctly, wasn’t viewed so favorably by this paper when she ran for mayor.

I see Priscilla at this store, so I know her heart is in this. I will give the mayor and our councilman, I think his name is Dascal, the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they are working hard on the downtown and Cummins issues. I’m not one for government interference into private business, but I believe this is one case that needs intervention.

When Kroger closed stores in poor areas of Cincinnati, holy hell was raised. I think of the older ladies on my street who depend on that store. The employees there have names and faces.

We all have plans and busy weekends, but come Monday I am contacting my leaders to see what I can do to help. I urge others to do the same.

P.S. — Mayor, I was contacted three years ago on the Indiana Avenue street-widening project. How’s that going?

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