Sam Reilly

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Supported a comment by Brenda Halloran-Donald on Ashland Downtown Planning Initiative 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Brenda Halloran-Donald
I disagree strongly about moving it back to Stone Park - the site of the neato Ashland Community Gardens was a skate park before that, and it was a constant issue - vandalism, noise, (huge noise pollution for the neighbors living all along that side of Stone Park), etc. It was never used as often as ppl thought it might be, and when it was used, problems cropped up frequently.

Before that, there were two tennis courts there. which were fun to use - though it has been fantastic to see the Community Gardens do so well in that space - I/we can play tennis elsewhere in town if we are so inclined!

There have been detailed threads about this in the past. There are required noise setbacks that weren't adhered to when the skate park was installed over the tennis courts, and they wouldn't be adhered to on the other end of Stone Park, where houses on Cherry and Summer are even closer to the Pavilion lawn triangle between there and 135.
Supported a comment by Heather Jacob on Ashland Downtown Planning Initiative 2 months, 1 week ago
Heather Jacob
There was a bakery/cafe soon after I moved to town in the plaza where Hanto is now, but honestly, I don't think it was in the right space, and it left too soon. I'm not going to go buy a fancy coffee and then shop over at Family Dollar.

But a really nice coffee and donut shop, like Blackbird or even Flour in Boston, would be excellent for old downtown.
Commented on Ashland Downtown Planning Initiative 2 months, 2 weeks ago
There is no smoothie/juice shop anywhere around. Not even in surrounding towns! For sure on my wish list for Ashland.
Supported a comment by Jess Pouliot on Ashland Downtown Planning Initiative 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Jess Pouliot
The Corner Spot, Farmers Market, Stones, ericas
Supported a comment by Marc Terry on Ashland Downtown Planning Initiative 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Marc Terry
More higher-end businesses or at least businesses that are willing to invest in themselves to improve what the contribute to Downtown physically and with the quality of what they do. Erica's is a great addition. Sunnyside is not.
Commented on Ashland Downtown Planning Initiative 2 months, 2 weeks ago
In addition to the ideas already suggested that I have supported, it would be great if one of the existing restaurants/bars hosted a paint nite once a month or once a week depending on interest. It would be a great way to meet others in the community and is a fun activity for after work (could even bring a few coworkers along).