Monday, August 12, 2002

Art V. Commerce

There's a fun story in the Metro section of today's Commercial Appeal about the Farmer's Market in Southaven, Mississippi. It seems the building has been hosting the Market for a couple of years now, but many folks don't even know it's there. There's no sign!

The Chamber of Commerce, which manages the space, has not installed a sign, other than a small, hard-to-see one that's since disappeared. What they have done, with an unknown portion of the $1000 adverstising budget, is to hire an artist to paint murals on the side of the building. Yeah! Couldn't they have hired the artist to, oh say, paint a sign?

The Mayor of Southaven is now making noises about taking over the Farmer's Market. Just great--another power grab by government. What is by all acounts a success, signs excepted, stands to become another boondoggle.

Until next time, that is all.
Your Working Boy

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