Floating Jewelry Stores at
by Arilee Bird
December 13, 2004
I've always been a defender of the underdog, so I've wondered
if it's just me? I've seen this "little guy" struggling
to build his business here in Ketchikan, with Lighthouse Excursions
and now his floating "Loggerville". Seems to me that
every way he turns, OUR local government is throwing wrenches
in his gears and nitpicking. I wish someone would tune us ALL
up on the "real story", if there is one. The appearances
in the press are embarrassing to me as a Citizen! The weekend
Daily News article "iced the cake". I've talked to
a few neighbors, and we all agree that we're suspicious that
someone either on the Assembly or in its offices is out to get
Mr. Loggerville no matter what he does. He moves the whole she-bang
and now the KGB bellyaches that he's 'over on our side of the
line', ah, a little bit... I'm rolling my eyes and shaking my
head! Sure makes it appear "someone" can't wait to
throw his property on the auction block or use any means possible
to ruin him... but Why? Did he step on someone's toes? Is he
in the wrong "clique"? Someone got an eye on his floating
houses and want 'em cheap? Something sure smells rotten here.
The Assembly talks, and talks and talks about encouraging businesses
to move into Ketchikan, yet when this "hometown little guy"
busts his patootie to do that, "they" throw their forces
against him. Roll out the red carpet tho, for any entity from
outside! Heck, they'll even hold secret negotiations/meetings
Perhaps Rob "Loggerville"
should alter his business plan, tell the KGB he's opening up
18 new floating diamond and tanzanite stores and he's from the
Caribbean? Bet he'd hear a whole new tune, wouldn't he? Sheesh!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Related news stories:
might not be over...
Ketchikan Daily News - December 11, 2004
Cut from borough
land, Loggerville to head for new digs...
Anchorage Daily News
- December 01, 2004
Logging camp to
be auctioned if it isn't moved....
- November 28, 2004
to auction off Loggerville...
Juneau Empire - November 24, 2004
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