A Tale of Two Cities

I recently when on a trip back East and visited two well-known but very different cities–Niagara Falls and Georgetown.  One was thriving–great stores and restaurants, a lively atmosphere and a steady stream of pedestrian traffic. The other was not just deserted, it was decaying. First stop was downtown Niagara Falls.  Despite being within walking distance […]

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How does our neighborhood stack up?

The online magazine GOOD recently listed the 6 things that make up a perfect neighborhood.  Let’s see how our downtown stacks up: 1) A Signature EventDowntown Columbia markets itself as a festival city and once had quite a few small, local events (think Twilight Festival). In the past few years though, at least two events have been making […]

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