Shanty Town Now Long Gone
Last three Holiday Market shacks sold
Shantytown is all but gone at the Niagara Falls DPW yard.
Those 25 shacks, that were once part of a glorious and spectacular failure, the idiotic boondoggle, costing $500,000 of taxpayer money, the Holiday Market, have been reduced now to a mere three shacks.
The 22 that went before them were sold for an average price of $200 each.
They cost taxpayers about $3,000 each.
The last three have been sold too, but the buyers have not come by to pick up their shacks.
For Mayor Paul Dyster, the Holiday Market was a giant success.
For Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti, the most ardent supporter of the lonely festival, who said she was "over the moon" about the project, the Holiday Market was a giant success.
For most everyone else it was a failure.
Now, with only three shacks left, anyone who wants one last nostalgic glance at what was once the vending booths of a market so devoid of customers that it was renamed Lonesome Town, they had better hurry to the DPW yard. The owners of the last three shacks, who paid about $150 each, are expected to pick them up this week.
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OCT 01, 2013