- Jul 25, 2009
No money and not very many jobs it is like a ghost town there.
Well a gift shop is not going to build up the area. You are giving them something that makes them spend money and not generate money. Think about it, the shop will get some sales on the anniversary if many fans visit, but what happens for the other 364 days in the year. Are the locals going to be buying trinkets regularly? It is not like food that is a necessity. Maybe they will sell some school supplies there so the kids can get their pencils/pens/paper.
I am glad they want to help the town and I hope that is their main interest. Maybe they should just say they are opening a gift shop. However, they tie it to helping the town, which does not make much economic sense to me.