Letter: Give Habitat for Humanity a break; it's filling an eyesore
Really Marysville? Really?
You are denying (delaying) granting a permit to an organization that is willing to inhabit the grandest eyesore in downtown Marysville?
Sure, Habitat for Humanity may not be the business you have envisioned in that spot. The Mervyns building is not an appropriate space for the independent, boutique-type, small business that Marysville would like to attract.
Businesses that could fill that behemoth do not want to locate in a small, downtown area, but rather in an area of high visibility along a busy highway with other big stores.
Habitat for Humanity is a legitimate organization that will draw potential customers to lower Marysville.
Who knows, some of them may eat lunch across the street or make purchases in the other used furniture, secondhand and antique shops up and down D Street.
It seems unreasonable that Habitat for Humanity would go to all the time, expense and trouble to relocate without having some assurance that a business permit would be forthcoming. What happened there?
Marysville needs to accept some unfortunate truths. There are too many empty stores and very few candidates knocking on doors to open new businesses.
At this point, any reputable business should be welcomed with open arms.
Lyn and Cheryl Roberts