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Amateur injecting some liquid stimulus

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Aug. 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm with 1 Comment »
August 24, 2010 5:33 pm

I don’t know what the economic impact of the U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay is supposed to eventually be in Pierce County, but I witnessed a little piece of it on Monday.

I had the day off and was at Fred Meyer in University Place. In walks a young man whose be-logo’d apparel was a tipoff that he was somehow connected with the tournament. Within a few minutes, he’d filled up a shopping cart with bottled water and pop almost to the point that he couldn’t push it out the door. (The state got a piece of the action due to the new tax on soda and bottled water.)

As I walking out of the store, another young man with a tournament-related shirt walked in, probably to make a similar purchase.

With temperatures looking like they’ll soar tomorrow, I hope the University Place supermarkets are well-stocked on beverages.

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  1. BlaineCGarver says:

    The only problem is see is that the majority of taxpayers that pay for this will not gain one iota of wherewithall for this endevor. Just like the Sprinker Ice Rink: Paying County-wide for a very limited number of people. They just started charging to get in the Spanaway Lake Park even if you have no boat to launch….good bye cheap recreations for the poor family, and all to support people that can afford skating lessons for little Barbie….Grrr….how about charging more for Barbie’s well off family to let her use the rink.

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