- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
Broadway needs most work of all downtown areas
To the editor:
As a former resident who misses Cape Girardeau, I was encouraged to hear that the Old Town Cape organization was formed to revitalize downtown Cape Girardeau.
The study's recommendations were on target, but I could have made the same suggestions for a lot less than $80,000.
If Cape Girardeau wants to improve the looks of its downtown, it should start with Broadway between Pacific and the river. Main and Spanish Streets are looking better, but Broadway looks like a ghost town and needs many improvements like buried power lines, better sidewalks, improved building facades and a tangible plan for the Marquette Hotel.