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Re: “Salvatori Salvaging

I´m betting that if the owner of any one of these building announced a plan to tear it down, Mr. DeShaes and many others in the community would proclaim the building historic, an irreplacable treasure in the fabric of downtown Spokane. And they would be right.


But when Steve Salvatori´s posters appear on them, the buildings are suddenly "crappy". 


I´m not sure what´s hard to understand about this: buildings are empty downtown because Spokane´s regional economy is weak. Mr. Salvatori is running to improve the climate for small businesses in our region. This is how you fill these buildings with interesting activity at the street level and tenants in the floors above. This is how you preserve historic buildings.


Steve Salvatori has a proven track record of doing exactly that with the two historic downtown buildings he has purchased and renovated, and filled with young, entreprneurial start-ups of all descriptions.


Your story might have mentioned that. Rob Brewster, and the other owners of these vacant buildings, get it. Steve understands what it takes to help small, local business grow and prosper. That´s why they allow Mr. Salvatori to display his campaign posters on their properties.


I can appreciate that you like your stories to be edgy. It´s what we look for in a weekly. But sometimes the snarky attitude gets in the way of real journalism, and that´s too bad.

Posted by grizfaust on 05/28/2010 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Q&A: Steve Faust

 


Jordie did a nice job summarizing a 30 minute conversation we had last week. Just one quibble: of course I think we still need to worry about clean air and clean water! But we don´t have rivers spontaneously combusting as was the case in Ohio before the Clean Water Act was passed. My point was that we´ve made a lot of progress, not that there´s nothing further to worry about. Oh, and it should be $6 million on Conservation Futures, not $60 million. Thanks for the story, and the series on other points of view.

Posted by grizfaust on 04/22/2010 at 5:29 PM

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