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Attract department stores downtown

We need to attract more department stores downtown. From my personal experience, department stores attract a lot of foot traffic. Small businesses don't have the same appeal. They're crucial to attracting foot traffic downtown and creating a vibrant urban shopping scene: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WEnkTfijoYQ/Ti4zASXdXpI/AAAAAAAAA0A/OGthrA5v1vM/s1600/DSC05122.JPG http://www.about-australia.com/wp-content/uploads/attraction/broadway-on-the-mall-9326746.jpg ...more »

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Stop historically protecting entire districts

Personally, I think having a 'historic district' does more harm than good. I understand the motivation - you do not want it bulldozed to make way for a strip mall. I agree, I don't want to see downtown Conway or downtown Little Rock flattened and turned into Generic-Suburbia-USATown. But on the other hand, you're preventing yourself from a potential development boom downtown that could bring in a lot of retail. In my ...more »

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