After fighting against a full-court regulatory press by the City of Saint Paul for months and months, yet another entrepreneur – from that hive of business-friendliness, MInne-freaking-apolis – has opted to cut his losses.
Joe Doakes writes:
The City fought them long enough, they gave up and went away. Thank Thune we kept that Bad business off Grand Avenue. Now there’s room for a Good business, something that sells hand-dipped candles, maybe. Or maybe mystic crystals and wind chimes. To pedestrians or bicyclists.
Joe has too much faith. In most parts of St. Paul, it’d be some kind of city-funded non-profit. But on Grand Avenue, it’ll be a chain. No, not a plebeian chain like Chipotle; not a local chain like Pineda. No, it’ll be some national, fashionably-PC, high-end place like Patagonia, with the self-righteous cachet to overcome most of the objections and the money to beat the rest.
That’s what this City needs more of, good businesses like that.
Hey, we can take our train to Minneapolis for cupcakes!
In a couple of years.