Letter: Problematic parking

I would appeal to City of Powell River mayor and council to reverse the decision to put a bicycle lane opposite Mitchell Brothers as it has had a negative effect and a loss of business since the new lane was put in [“City addresses cycling concern in Cranberry,” September 28].

Our biggest fear was when former owner Peter Mitchell put the store up for sale that the staff would not be kept on by the new owner, and he waited a long time to sell until the right owner came along.

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The new owner kept all the staff on and I give credit to Mitchell for getting the right owner. These are all local people who work there and the new owner is a very nice person, so now my opinion is this decision by council is a threat to all these jobs and is very unfair to the owner who made a big decision to buy this business.

The traffic coming from town going to the lake is not stopping anymore and the same applies for me when I am coming from town. The car park at the side has very little room for backing a car.

This area of Cranberry is our Marine Avenue; our store is the only private store left in town. Are we going to go the way of the Townsite with hardly any business and has been dead for years, but is trying hard to get back up and running again?

There is an old saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Let’s make the right decision now so we don’t have to fix it when it is too late.

Sean Barry
Mowat Avenue

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