Frustration Of Doing Business In Annapolis

| November 24, 2010 | 3 Comments

When Chris Fox was running for Mayor, part of his platform was making Annapolis a better place for business. He recalled the hassles involved with getting permission to install an awning over the front door of the Sly Fox Pub to prevent sliding ice (from the roof in winter) from decapitating his customers.

When Mayor Josh Cohen took office, one of his goals was to make it easier to do business with the City.  Judging from this recent rant on Facebook, it doesn’t seem there has been much change. The Unknown Artist was hoping to open on December 2nd, the eve of Midnight Madness, but it seems as if they may have to do so without any signage.

Granted, we do not know any of the details of this denial, but clearly someone dropped the ball. How does a business succeed without being able to hang a shingle in front of their business? Who dropped the ball? Maybe the Realtor facilitating the deal should have said something. Maybe the tenant should have investigated a little more. Regardless, someone dropped the ball and once again, the City is put in a position of being business unfriendly.

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Category: Businesses, LIFE IN THE AREA, NEWS, OPINION

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009. John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.