I can understand why people are upset by the state of 3rd ave, its sad to see so many empty store fronts. As for Mansons the owners are retiring so they have every right to close
the store after 45 years in business.
Prince Rupert itself was not built so people could access the waterfront for pleasure. We are extremely lucky to have the industry we do otherwise this town would be dead. Houses would be worth nothing. There would be nothing here except in the summer when people come into town for charter fishing. Plus its not like we can’t utilize certain areas of our waterfront.
Hopefully in the future we will see 3rd ave recover to some point. The population needs to increase to bring in more business. Young people need to continue their education, at least graduate from high school. We can only hope that the future of Prince Rupert is getting brighter.
So tell me did all of the other store owners retire as well ? We are going to start looking like Detroit pretty soon . The Big Picture is very disheartening and city council plus chamber of commerce should be very ashamed of what is happening to this community . Whoever believes there is nothing wrong with this picture from these two groups that I mentioned have there heads up their dirt shoots .