Here we go again
Mark Rauterkus responds to Pittsburgh officials' concerns that Saks Fifth Avenue will leave Downtown when its lease expires--in 2011. This is a city that can barely balance a budget from one month to the next and people are worried about an upscale retailer leaving in six years. Rauterkus nails it:
Saks must and will figure out where to put its stores based upon the marketplace. The stores will go to places where customers have money, tastes, and in turn jobs and opportunities. We need to make sure government does its job of in the sector of government -- and then the citizens can be more prosperous. And, in turn, the marketplace will respond in healthy ways.
I'm starting to bleed, banging my head against the same brick wall all these years.