Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Legacy Damage Control: Mayor to (Possibly?) Host Market House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Annapolis, MD (8-10-09) - Mayor Ellen Moyer announced today, the Market House
will host a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 11
a.m. to celebrate the new businesses that have joined the community. At this
event, the Market House will officially welcome Atwater’s, Flowers by Donna’s,
Homestead Market and Maryland Federation of the Arts who are joining Vaccaro’s
and BankAnnapolis.

WHAT: Market House Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, August 14 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Market House
25 Market Space
Annapolis, MD 21401

Market House is a 220-year-old landmark in the center of historic downtown Annapolis’ business district whose prime mission is to provide a gathering and shopping destination for those visiting the center city. Today, Market House is in the midst of an ongoing transformation to better meet the needs of those who shop, work, and visit Annapolis offering a variety of goods and services from locally-owned
businesses. For more information about Market House, please visit www.markethouseannapolis.com.

The Mayor, by all allegations, has been on a quest to establish her legacy. Here are the 2 things she has been trying to get people to remember:

1. Green-ness
2. Not the Market House

It has been speculated that she will attempt to use her green "credibility" to obtain some green-related cupcake employment at the state level after her term expires.

Now, the press release states that the Market House itself will host this event. Being a building, the Market House will probably have a problem identifying with the audience, which leads me to believe that a city official or at least some sort of animal will assist with hosting duties. I'm interested to see if the Mayor herself will host the event.

If she does, I can inform that the correct emotion to feel is anger. Notwithstanding the joy of new risk-taking businesses displaying capitalism at work, Ellen Moyer celebrating the success of the Market House is an oxymoron on the same scale of "mainstream blogger". The press release describes the city's continuous mismanagement of the Market House as an "ongoing transformation", a joke on the same scale as "financially successful blogger".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much that nice new markethouseannapolis.com web site cost us? But, what the hell is a few thousand dollars more, when the Mayor has already completely wasted over $3,000,000.

It's the classic example of a politician creating a problem, then pretending to ride in on a white horse (Ellen would like that) to fix it.

Instead of cutting ribbons, Moyer should be in at Vicarro's buying a huge slice of humble pie.

Bob McWilliams