Clearwater hears dos and don'ts for recharging downtown - 2008-08-24
Clearwater hired an expert to develop a retail recruitment and marketing strategy for its newly spruced up downtown. That consultant's draft report was delivered to the city last week, and it contained findings some might find surprising. Among them:
• The presence of the Church of Scientology is an asset, not a detriment, because it brings visitors and money to downtown.
• SteinMart, downtown's only department store, "doesn't do that much for your downtown."