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Says changes are 'ruining' city of Cuyahoga Falls

Published: July 9, 2017 12:00 AM

What is happening to our beautiful Cuyahoga Falls? The powers that be are ruining our great little town. So far they have taken the falls out of Cuyahoga Falls along with a nice Front Street that you could walk and feel safe with benches to rest on.

This is a list of some of the things they have ruined for us besides already noted:

The beautiful fountain at the north end;

The fountain for the kids to play in at the south end;

The ice skating rink;

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Rockin' on the River;

The Monday evening car shows;

The Italian festival;

Oktoberfest and

The Irish festival

And now they are working on doing away with the Gorge Dam.

If they think being able to drive down Front Street will bring more business to Cuyahoga Falls, they should have thought it through. People will still go to the shopping centers. They could have used all that money for better things.

If this is progress, I have another name for it that you would not be able to print.

Lawrence Snyder, Cuyahoga Falls


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FallsResident Jul 13, 2017 8:15 AM

Just to clarify my second paragraph from yesterday's post:

And why do you think they are empty Lawrence? It is because nobody can see the shops located along Front St from Broad Blvd or Portgage Trail. When Front St opens up to traffic people will be able to drive right by andsee what stores are downthere, park right there,and shop.

The "nobody goes to shopping centers anymore" was supposed to be it's own paragrah. And it is true: "big box" stores that anchor shopping centers (Sears, Kmart, Macy's, etc.). are closing because they can't compete with the internet Chapel Hill, Rolling Acres, and Summit Mall are proof of this fact.

- Still Fed Up with The Belly Aching (Cuyahoga Falls)

FallsResident Jul 12, 2017 3:20 PM

I'm getting tired of people crying about the Front St transition. Beside the fact that most of what Lawrence listed isn't going anywhere, would he prefer that all those buisinesses along Front St. remain empty?

And why do you think they are empty Lawrence? It is because nobody goes to shopping centers anymore. Just look at Chapel Hill, Rolling Acres, and Summit Mall. Huge shopping centers are a thing of the past.

The mayor and others at the city brought in pros to do studys and see how this same concept is working in countless other cities. And it is working in countless other cities.

Portgage Crossing has been a big success and Front St will enjoy the same success. Every day 10's of thousands of vehicles drive past Front St on Rt. 8 with no reason to stop in. Now they will have a reason to stop in andbuy goods and services.

Again I ask: Would you prefer that those businesses along Front St. remain empty?

- Fed Up with The Belly Aching (Cuyahoga Falls)