Afraid I disagree with your belief that restaurants are not economic development. Amenities like restaurants, retail, and entertainment venues add dynamism to a neighborhood and that attracts more businesses and residents. They add to the walkability of cities, a critical factor in rebuilding old downtowns that were ghost towns for years. And a high end restaurant like Redd creates jobs, especially entry-level jobs. Considering COMIDA’s awful track record funding other types of businesses that do not deliver promised jobs, I’d say a restaurant is exactly what they should fund. These are investments and that implies risk. No risk, no reward. Not all government spending is bad…

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