‘POOR COUSIN’ HAS PROSPECTS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

MORE shops have moved out of Avion Way, Clare­mont. There’s not a lot of foot traf­fic head­ing down Times Square and re­tail­ers should be en­vi­ous of their Bay View Ter­race and St Quentin Av­enue neigh­bours. More than $4.2 mil­lion was spent on Bay View Ter­race a cou­ple of years ago and be­fore that St Quentin Av­enue got a new shop­ping cen­tre and apart­ments. But Avion Way will no longer be the poor cousin with more than $400,000 be­ing spent on mak­ing it one-way and beau­ti­fy­ing each end with pub­lic art. De­bate that less ve­hi­cle ac­cess will drive peo­ple away and that the money is go­ing straight in to the pocket of one land­lord is ridicu­lous. Peo­ple spend money, not cars and if one land­lord is will­ing to work on filling empty shops, why should he be pun­ished?

Denise S. Cahill - Ed­i­tor

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