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TACOMA: A city of great unrealized potential

Letter by David C. Ogilvie, Gig Harbor on April 1, 2011 at 10:20 am | 14 Comments »
April 1, 2011 11:16 am

Re: M. “Morf” Morford’s “Given enough time …” (Your Voice, 4-1)

We share Morf’s affection/disdain for Tacoma. It’s a city of great unrealized potential.

Lately, we discovered and patronized a great start-up restaurant on Opera Alley, and our thanks from the city was a $25 parking ticket. We parked in the dark, in the rain and ran for the restaurant but failed to notice a distant sign that designated the area as “pay and display.”

Had we arrived and parked 15 minutes later, the parking fee would not have applied. That makes it hard to pass up the restaurants near our Gig Harbor home in favor of Tacoma. The one deserving sympathy is the restaurant owner.

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