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Shop owner scorns high property taxes; praises downtown development

By Greg Murphy [4]

BELLEVILLE – The QNetNews Municipal Election Project team spoke with Funk and Gruven A-Z [5] owner Mike Malachowski about the issues that matter most to him as the owner of a business downtown.

Malachowski introduced another element to the discussion the project team has been having with downtown business owners. He thinks property taxes downtown are too high.

 

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Like other business owners downtown that we’ve spoken with, Malachowski thinks bringing residential development downtown is needed to kick-start a booming downtown economy for business.

 

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Malachowski also said the construction that follows with development downtown – be it residential development, or repairs to infrastructure – may present a list of problems with the flow of traffic to his store.

 

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