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I’ve read an awful lot of speculation and opinion about why people don’t spend money in downtown Oak Harbor as much as they used to.

I can only speak for myself. I don’t spend money downtown because there’s nothing down there I need or want, and parking is truly a hassle.

Some people have written that we need to “support” the businesses that are down there. What, pray tell, does this mean? Is it your intention that I  spend my very limited, discretionary income on things I don’t want or need because someone else wants my money?

I believe it was one of the county commissioners who said that a lot of the establishments were playing at running a business. I agree.

I’ll “support” a business or establishment when they offer something I want or need.

Ron Hewitt

Oak Harbor


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