“I think something that is very family-inclusive. With a lot of what Mount Vernon is trying to be, becoming more industrialized in a lot of ways. It needs something for families that are coming in. Something that attracts not just the workers but their families would be really great. That would make it more welcoming.”

Brandon George, MVNU student

“I’d like to see some small shops. I like the artistic part of Mount Vernon. I love the theater. I think it is going well so far.”

Todd Frazee, Howard

“It needs more parking places. I think people would come down here more if they had a place to park. It’s not too easy to find a parking space on the street sometimes here. They are doing a good job with what they are doing so far.”

Thomas Turner, Mount Vernon

“I would like to see all the stores up and going like they used to be when I was a kid. They weren’t all antiques and things. Everything is going to shopping centers and malls, so maybe we need a mall downtown.”

Nancy Baker, Mount Vernon

“Different from the way it is now. The streets are too crowded with too much construction going on too long.”

Kristen Snyder, Mount Vernon

“I would like to see more things for people of a younger age, for entertainment. I think there should be more businesses to revitalize downtown and something for teens to do. I think it is going in the right direction, in general. I hope they keep it up.”

Meridia Brooks, Mount Vernon


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