Humboldt County’s chances of becoming the next Santa Rosa got a little better yesterday when the city council there voted to block the construction of a national hardware store on an abandoned piece of property not far from a Costco.
Among local business leaders arguing that the new store would “harm the community” was a hardware store owner named Bill whose business bears his family name.
In this case, though, the chain retailer is Lowe’s instead of Home Depot, and the local hardware store is called Friedman’s, not Pierson’s.
The story didn’t mention whether Bill Friedman bankrolled the campaigns of the council members who voted against the project.
Because despite the hyperbole from our local “progressives,” Santa Rosa and Humboldt will never be that much alike unless our friends to the south learn to bring that kind of stink to the game.Photo credit: John Burgess, the Press Democrat