Security cameras downtown. This seems to be a pet project of some downtowners. I have to wonder about the need. We've had no problems that I know of in our little corner of downtown. Seems like an over-reaction.
Housing prices going up in Bend? Inventory going down?
Hey, it's been 7 years. That is exactly the number of years that some of us Bubble Bloggers were saying it would take. So...there you are.
Barnes and Noble has fired most or all of their Hardware team. I think that means they are giving up on the Nook.
So now they have to sell books. Can they still do that?
I think the publishing industry created their own problems. They gave too much power to the chainstores and Amazon, and now they are reaping the whirlwind.
Short term thinking at its finest. Classic.
So many of the changes in Bend that are going to impact on downtown Bend are in the future. The four year college -- by the time that's truly in place, I probably won't still be doing what I'm doing. And so on.
I'm still amazed that there isn't a full independent bookstore in Bend.
People are always saying -- "Yes, there are bookstores. Yours and the Open Book and Dudleys and the Bookmark."
The definition of an independent bookstore is that they sell "new" books. Otherwise, you're a used bookstore. Different animal.
Snow melts. Don't give yourself a heart attack.
Comment in the paper about all the beer breweries. Paraphrased: "Hey, it can't be a bubble because they're still expanding."
Uh -- that's the very definition of a bubble. It expands -- until it pops.
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