Gold Max? Really, Elmhurst? Really?!?
Don't get me wrong, I'm a free market guy most of the time, but when it comes to economic development, I'm open to some government involvement. With space so precious and the environment teetering on success/failure, getting prime tenants into the open storefronts is critical. The question of whether having this space vacant is better than this GoldMax place is - in my mind a valid one worthy of discussion. As of now, I'm of the opinion that I'd rather have vacant spots than more salons, consignment shops, and new-fangled pawnshops. The hit we take for having vacancies is better than the hit we take on our reputation.