BID showcases growing area to dining reps with ‘Jamaica Revealed’
PHOTO BY WALTER KARLING
Speakers at the Dec. 3 “Jamaica Revealed” meeting from left to right; Justin Rodgers, Paula Libreros, Kina Thomas, Mark Lohbauer and Katie Mirkin.
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Jamaica Center BID representative Katie Mirkin stated :"That is the one piece of the puzzle that has been missing" referring to the lack of quality restaurants. Really that is the one missing piece, how about quality retail, how about cleaning the area up.
I have a few missing pieces. With the exception of a few retail stores, most stores on Jamaica Avenue are just total crap, low-end junk retail that no "fashionista" would even dare think to shop at (plus customer service is AWFUL in most stores there). There is very little as far as quality goes on Jamaica Avenue, tons of beauty supply shops (13 just on Jamaica Ave, really that is necessary), low end furniture stores, junk clothing stores, crappy 99 cent type stores, that god awful and probably illegal flea market, junk jewelry stores, junk electronic stores, plus the inside of most of these stores (again with a few exceptions) are a mess, junk just thrown all over the place, no sense of style, dirty, etc.).
And speaking of dirty, the downtown area is not just dirty, it is filthy at times, with garbage that you so-called "fashionistas" throw all over the place because they do not know how to dispose of litter properly.
Come on leaders of Jamaica, I know you have a job to do, but get real, there is more than one piece missing to this puzzle. Can you folks at least tell the truth instead of all this PR bull that most people see right through.
I would love to see major improvements on Jamaica Avenue, but you at least need to come clean with the issues first and address them.
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