Ross and I noticed yesterday that someone’s preparing to sell Christmas trees on the empty lots at The Crossing. We’ve both chatted a bit with folks about this but haven’t been able to determine who’s selling the trees.
Some people commented that it’s good to see the empty lots being put to use, especially with something as visually pleasing as Christmas trees and antique tractors.
Others commented that if the vendor for these trees is not from the Northfield area, it undermines the sale of trees from local merchants such as Lansing Hardware, Just Food, etc. And since The Crossing is a development that’s getting Tax Increment Financing (TIF) via the City, this seems inappropriate.
I’m trying to blog this with a neutral-point-of-view, wikipedia style since all three of us have conflicts of interest regarding The Crossing. (I’m being sued by the developer, Ross used to work for the developer, and Tracy continues to sleep with my attorney, though it’s not clear what she’s hoping to gain from that.)