I love when right wing republicans who can't come up with any better argument start playing the "socialist government" card. Please. You don't even know what socialism is, let alone realize you don't live in one.
The real issue here seems to be that Dominic Gatta has a stake in V2 and wants to lessen competition for that awful, noisy and rude establishment. He can't do anything else, so he'll buy the building and convert it over to more over priced apartments no one wants to live in. Because the more you remove places like Cedars from the downtown landscape, the less appealing (if that's even possible) living downtown becomes.
Art and music are two things that the city and developers don't care about because in Youngstown they don't make money. It's hard enough to make money in Youngstown without attaching yourself to either of those things. For as much as I love Cedars, those two things can't compete. It's how it's done downtown.
Youngstown will always be where I'm from, but I'll never come back downtown again once they close Cedars. Nothing has character and you can't count the Draught House because most people don't like drinking and dancing with the derelicts that are always around that place. It's a homeless shelter with booze. Cedars always kept safe and fun. I never felt worried in Cedars. It was a safe harbor downtown and now there will be nothing. Good luck Billy! I hope you land on your feet.
December 8, 2012 at 1:31 p.m.
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