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LETTER: County tourism plan should address business hours

Downtown Midland businesses that close Sundays and Mondays 'in effect saying they are not interested in being a tourist destination,' reader says
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Town CAO David Denault, left, chats with Downtown Midland BIA chair Scott Campbell following the official reopening of King Street in this file photo.

MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). This letter is in response to a news release about a County of Simcoe tourism plan, published July 12.
Glad to hear this is going to get attention. I hope the research and strategies look at hours and days of operation of local businesses.

If our local main street businesses in Midland choose to close Sunday and Monday they are in effect saying they are not interested in being a tourist destination. I have on more than a few occasions had visitors express disappointment that almost nothing was open when they went walking trying to shop King Street.

It’s a short summer season and visitors have long memories when they share their experience with other would-be visitors.

Leslie Gordon