January 26, 2011 in Letters, Opinion

Eatery’s value ignored

 

In response to the article by John Craig “McGlades bistro loses in zoning case” (Jan. 14), locally owned and operated restaurants in neighborhoods not only support the local economy, but also provide people a place to gather.

The money that is spent in a locally owned and operated restaurant stays in our community and supports jobs for our community members. Money spent at a local restaurant does not go to some corporate office on the East Coast. A neighborhood restaurant can increase the property value of a home by 20 percent, according to a study conducted by the Portland Tribune.

A locally owned and operated restaurant in north Spokane is a respite amongst the national franchises that crowd north Spokane. All these benefits provided by a local restaurant make me wonder why Dan Henderson, Larry Kunz, Neil Membrey, Kasi Harvey-Jarvis and Neighborhood Alliance of Spokane County would want to see McGlades Bistro closed down.

I urge the community of north Spokane to support McGlades and in doing so support our local community.

Tyler Hartanov

Spokane


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