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Bentley’s deal should be a fair shake

Dear Editor:

I don’t want this to imply that I am in any way against Craig and Samantha, whom I think are wonderful people who run some fantastic restaurants, but I keep wondering why financial circumstances don’t seem to be factored into the application process for the Bentley’s space.

I have to prove that I don’t make enough money to afford free-market housing when I want to live in affordable housing; why are we considering using tax dollars to support a restaurant empire?

I’d like to see the council support Fiercely Local. Kiley and Marco have been providing healthy and affordable meals in the spirit of the city’s plans for the new space for years. They are the smiling faces behind the counter making your food and asking about your day; owner operated should also be a selling point in the application process. Craig and Samantha already have an affordable city space at the ice rink and I love their food, but CP Burger has a $9 milkshake on their menu, which doesn’t sound like it’s “for the working man” to me.

Alexa Fitzpatrick

Aspen


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