Well, maybe that's a little extreme. Young people still are grousing about
Jobs. Affordability. Transportation.
And then there's the annoyance of paying the same rate for Internet service as is charged in
"We have like a Third World Internet!" said
So that right there can be a barrier to getting the good-paying jobs that rely on fast, reliable data transmission -- jobs that might appeal to young people.
And it might explain why when
Then there are all the rules that frustrate young people with ideas, along with what can be seen as a hidebound resistance to innovation and a city code that doesn't always fit some newer concepts.
"When you want to do something, it's like, sorry, there's a rule. There are rules about rules," said
"A small group of people in this town has a hobby of attending
When someone wanted to hold a festival in a park, rules forbade it and the effort was denied, he said, generating a feeling like "Dude, I'll just move to
Presumably, he was talking about the hip
Unfortunately, when it comes to comparing
That alone is going to make a big difference in employment and entertainment opportunities.
And while openness to new ideas might have something to do with
"I don't know how to encourage our restaurants to stay open after
But here's where you get to the chicken-egg dilemma. Do restaurants not get business after that hour because they don't stay open, or do they close by then because they don't get enough business to stay open?
A clue to that answer might come this weekend with Night Wave, a roster of late-night music, food, movies and shuttle transportation tonight and tomorrow scheduled at various venues downtown. Will restaurants that agreed to stay open late get enough customers?
And we can keep an eye on the success, or lack of it, of Skylight, a new lounge that has opened at the site of the former Milagro nightclub. It already has booked a series of acts through Heath Concerts, with
That leads us to another nightlife issue.
Murphy said Corazon, a bar and music venue on
But when she advocated more reasonable prices and the cap removed from liquor licenses, Martin, who had recently shelled out a half-million dollars for a liquor license at the Jean Cocteau, pointed out that he didn't want to lose the value of his investment. Every license-holder in the state would oppose that change, he said.
In turn, he pointed to another frustration. He didn't really want a full liquor license, he said. He wanted a beer and wine license, which costs about
"I don't sell that much popcorn," Martin quipped.
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