LETTER: Thrift stores a reflection of Alberni neighbourhood

Letter from Sharon Gowan responding to editorial on thrift shops

letters of the week for March 23. Stock photo

letters of the week for March 23. Stock photo

To the Editor,

Re: Too many thrift stores in Uptown?, Editorial, March 7.

How do you expect to get more high end stores uptown? How do you expect to change the zoning to restrict thrift stores or any stores to a defined amount? Is it possible the high amount of thrift stores uptown is more a reflection of the state of the economy in Port Alberni?

It is all well and fine to suggest that there should be a better mix of businesses uptown. But unless they can be assured of making money in an area that has lost a great deal of traffic with the closing of Zellers, how do you plan to entice businesses to move uptown?

Sharon Gowan,

Port Alberni