What is going on with the Fashion Outlets?

I went to the Fashion Outlets today, and something seemed to be missing: stores. Walls of windows were black. Some stores were clearing out. Dollar Party, one of my favorite stores, had a "going out of business" sign up. I had heard that the mall was hurting, but the pre-Christmas crowd showed no slowdown.  Walking … Continue reading What is going on with the Fashion Outlets?

Why cutting Niagara Falls’ Mayor’s salary never made any sense

Breaking news: Niagara Falls City Council votes against cutting the mayor's salary. This was a smart move for the council, and a move that I completely agree with after knowing the facts. While a 10% pay cut for the mayor sounded like a good posterity move in our current financial crisis, there was a caveat … Continue reading Why cutting Niagara Falls’ Mayor’s salary never made any sense