Tonight the Mineola City council voted unanimously to renew the contract of EZ Mart Inc. in Mineola.
The council chamber was standing room only. Speakers for the leveling of EZ Mart, including Mineola Mayor Bo Whitus, spoke of merchants in downtown Mineola who are hurting because of a lack of parking.
Councilman John Storace pointed out that not one single downtown merchant or restaurant was at the meeting. When I mentioned this, Mayor Whitus told me that many downtown merchants did not want to speak publicly about the lack of parking and their opposition to the renewal because it would hurt their business.
A representative of EZ Mart was at the meeting and spoke to the council in the public forum. He stated that EZ Mart would do a complete facelift on the business and install new gas pumps and underground tanks.
End result? Mineola is getting a new, shiny EZ Mart.
Scott Hazard – Mineola Buzz