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EDDC to Bring Successful Businesses Downtown By Ousting Successful Businesses

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The Erie Downtown Development Corporation is under fire for forcing out three local businesses from their locations at North Park Row in downtown Erie.

The EDDC has businesses already lined up for two of the three soon to be vacant storefronts. Spokesperson Vernon White announced they are working on a lease to bring a Wonder Bread outlet store where Khao Thai currently operates, and a Mayonnaise Emporium where the Hookah Lounge is. “We are also currently in discussions to place a vanilla ice cream shop where the future former Tandoori Hut stands,” said White.

“We don’t want to discourage minority owned businesses, but we have an obligation to make money for our non-minority shareholders,” said White. When asked if the EDDC was prepared for the reaction of this news from a public relations standpoint, White replied, “Public relations? What’s that?”

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  1. Barbara White says:

    Shame on Vernon White. Sorry we share the same last name. Too evict successful minority businesses is so morally wrong. I hope the propriators of these businesses can successfully sue for financial damages.

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