Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Stop Driving People Away from Market Square

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Stop Driving People Away from Market Square

Article excerpt

Regarding "Taking the Chairs Away: Merchants Take Aim at Illegal Activity in Market Square" (March 3 news story) and "Order in the Square" (March 6 editorial): Thanks for frightening and chasing us away.

For years we have lived Downtown and enjoyed Market Square. The Post-Gazette even published a letter I wrote last September wherein I defended Downtown vs. a Shadyside person who criticized the area.

Now the merchants and the Post-Gazette have fallen under that illusion and have managed to stop us from going to use the square and even frightened my wife about going there to restaurants.

The solution to driving out bad people is not to limit use of the square by me and other good people.

And frightening people from out of Downtown is not going to build the restaurant business in the square. …

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