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Griffin ‘Key Points’ for recruited speakers says no taxpayer $s to be used, calls for demolition of ’dilapidated/fire-damaged Tannery’

In the days leading up to the September 3, 2014 meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on the discussion of Plamondon as the chosen developer of the downtown hotel, the city’s director of ‘economic development’ Richard Griffin expressed … Continue reading

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FREDERICK’S $70 MILLION DOWNTOWN HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER: BOON OR BOONDOGGLE? (Maryland Policy Report)

CITY OF FREDERICK LEADERS HAVE LONG WANTED A NEW DOWNTOWN hotel. The city’s last grand downtown hotel, the Francis Scott Key, closed decades ago, along with a handful of smaller and more modest facilities. Today, Frederick’s urban core is served … Continue reading

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‘Simple arithmetic’ LTE Frederick News-Post

Sir: The advocates of putting tens of millions of taxpayer dollars into an upscale hotel downtown constantly cite the bonanza of spending and tax-generating dollars and new jobs that this establishment will supposedly create. Let’s apply some simple arithmetic to … Continue reading

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