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Guelph Politico is locally sourced and dedicated to covering the political and cultural scene in the City of Guelph. Est. 2008.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Things that make you go hmmm...

Not sure why this interested me, but I thought I'd share it just the same. I was walking up Wyndham St yesterday evening and in the old store fronts of Ray's Family Thrift and Lee's Convenience, there were signs like these advertising the "Guelph Remastered" strategy. A couple of things ran through my mind (1) How sadly empty these storefronts seem without occupants or hope for occupants. (2) How I miss Ray Mitchell's fabulous, sometimes message-y, displays in the Family Thrift Store window, and (3) How disappointing it is that this seems to be the best use of two perfectly good buildings on prime real estate that the City can think of. It's going to be a long, dull wait before something better is going to be started here, I think.

1 comment:

thrifty said...

It gets even weirder. Two weeks ago they had a sign espousing us to make downtown our "Happy Place," whatever the hell that means, and I thought that it was rude that they stole away my "happy place" in order to have a window in which to forward that sentiment (sediment?) Then, after less than a week, that sign disappeared! How much are we paying out-of-towners to design this crap, especially if it doesn't survive a week?