This Sidewalk Is Really Closed
For weeks now, anyone trying to walk down the west side of Main Street (near the corner of Allen) has been met with this disgraceful mess. Can you imagine that just one block away is the Medical Campus? And this is what you will find if you walk from Allen Street to the Granite Works project? You can't walk, you can't bike, you can barely look at this mess without wanting to shake someone awake at their City Hall desk. A day maybe, but weeks... really?
When I walked into Campieri's 888 for pizza last night, the owner was jumping up and down mad, while shouting that something needs to be done. When it comes to businesses on Main, Dan is a pioneer - he spent two years rehabbing a vacant restaurant and is now in the process of attracting a clientele. Many of his customers come from Allentown... And soon there will be a wine bar opening at the Granite Works building (see story).
If you're wondering about the building, here's a post by WestCoast which details the problems at The Summit and surrounding Red Jacket, etc. - the post dates back to 2005! If I were The City, I would send a team over there to figure out what on earth is going on with this block. With so much investment by UB, the Medical Campus, developers and small business owners, this mess is totally unacceptable.