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April 25, 1995 | LISA LEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today, no one would build a city's business district to look like East Main Street, Ventura. No developer would bunch so many small storefronts along sidewalks so utterly devoid of pedestrians, put in restaurants without plenty of off-street parking or choose to anchor a corner strip shopping center with a cocktail lounge instead of a 7-Eleven.
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November 10, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With rosy visions of bustling stores, ringing cash registers and busloads of tourists tumbling off tour buses, the city threw open its coffers two years ago and pumped $15 million into downtown redevelopment. Then city officials sat tight and hoped it would pay off. Now the payoff has arrived, as the biggest downtown projects--a 10-screen movie theater and a five-story parking structure--are rising out of the earth.
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NEWS
November 10, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With rosy visions of bustling stores, ringing cash registers and busloads of tourists tumbling off tour buses, the city threw open its coffers two years ago and pumped $15 million into downtown redevelopment. Then city officials sat tight and hoped it would pay off. Now the payoff has arrived, as the biggest downtown projects--a 10-screen movie theater and a five-story parking structure--are rising out of the earth.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1995 | LISA LEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today, no one would build a city's business district to look like East Main Street, Ventura. No developer would bunch so many small storefronts along sidewalks so utterly devoid of pedestrians, put in restaurants without plenty of off-street parking or choose to anchor a corner strip shopping center with a cocktail lounge instead of a 7-Eleven.
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