Add this to the Karp-related stuff that's been in the media of late.
I see over on Newburyport Posts that Mr. S. is touting NRA plans to possibly develop the land they are in charge of ... wowzie. Well, that was the NRA's primary purpose.
(For those of you non-residents, NRA stands for Newburyport Redevelopment Authority, not the National Rifle Association ... although it might be very exciting if the latter were trying to develop something here ...)
Just a note because although I was told this by Mayor Donna Holaday, I don't think I've written in anywhere ... Karp & Co. can't make a hotel work in their business plan because it could not sustain itself over the winter.
Just a thought - not everything works, everywhere.
I was at a meeting the other day where people were talking about Plymouth, MA, and its parking plan. They only have paid parking for 9 months of the year, but they make substantial money from parking.
But then, they have the Rock.
Walking about looking at historic buildings, boating and walking on the beach are summer activities and all told, you can do Newburyport in a day.
Now Boston ... as someone who was a frequent tourist to Boston before I moved there, places like Gloucester and Newburyport were day trips.
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