Your Opinion: Professionals praised; news story criticized

Dear Editor:

I have subscribed to the News Tribune for 40 years. I am beginning to think that may change.

There seems to be a lot of negative reporting lately regarding local professionals who choose to live, work and invest their time, talent and money in the community. I am having a hard time understanding the attitude.

The article about Dr. Meyer was full of allegations of misconduct while nothing has been proven.

On the heels of that comes the article in Sunday’s paper regarding the Farmer brothers purchase of Capital Mall. I have to wonder if the News Tribune thinks that had an outside firm purchased the mall they would have provided their plans in detail regarding the purchase.

I believe there has been sufficient information from the Farmer brothers explaining that change will take time.

As far as I know when any firm makes a purchase the only people they are obligated to disclose their business plan to is their banker.

I am sure with the amount of money involved, oh yes, I remember from a prior article we don’t know the exact purchase price, the plan is to improve the mall.

I think it is wise not to disclose all of their future plans that may or may not be fully implemented right away.

A lot of people including the writer of the article would apparently expect big changes right away. The mall has suffered for many years under General Growth ownership. It isn’t going to change overnight.

I applaud the Farmer brothers for choosing to invest in the community helping our local economy in so many ways. I don’t need to know all of their business plans. They seem to me to be quite successful, capable businessmen.

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