There's an article in today's NOW about the demise of Hecker's shoes, the latest victim of Silver Spring's decline.
Here's a few clips:
"(Marcia Hecker) said an increasing number of Internet shoe stores and a lack of foot traffic in the East Silver Spring business district added to the company’s demise."
"Hecker questions if the village could have done more in getting businesses onto the street that would have increased foot traffic, like approving the Silver Spring streetscaping plan to improve aesthetics and other development projects."
What was Village Manager James Grassman's response?
“Businesses don’t go out of business because of trees on the street.”
How's that theory working out for you?
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