My husband and I decided to have breakfast Saturday morning at a downtown restaurant. Due to the “community event” — bicycle races — all streets around the restaurant were closed to through traffic.
We eventually found a parking spot on Rose Street and walked to the restaurant. Main Street was almost completely void of people due to the closure of the street.
I am completely amazed that our City Fathers have such a high disregard for the businesses of Walla Walla. This “community event” had to have cost the businesses on Alder and Main streets a ton of money in lost revenue. I passed Main Street about 2 p.m. again, no people on the street, and again later in the day — no people.
The only bicycles that I saw were two children riding up and down Main Street. I hope that future “community events” will not harm our business owners as did this one.