I can’t tell you how many small towns I’ve driven though in recent years that have storefronts looking dark, empty and sad. When “The Bowery” came into Franklin, I was delighted to see that storefront space come to life again. Even better, I saw business coming from them to local businesses. Also, we have some new jobs in town. How wonderful, I thought, that we have a new employer in our little town and a beautiful restaurant that we could be proud of. In my opinion, we needed one that was a bit more “fine dining.” My husband and I are retired and don’t eat out a lot, but isn’t it wonderful to have a great place to go especially on special occasions.
Then ... “Sidewalk dispute could spell end to The Bowery” hit my eyes! Are you kidding me? I was shocked when I saw that article in Thursday’s issue of The Macon County News. As I read further into the article and saw where Alderman Curtis called the owners of The Bowery “thieves” I was even more shocked! I don’t know about you, but I would never call someone a thief who just invested untold amounts of money and effort into my town!