Many of you that know me know that I am a very outspoken person. At times it has been detrimental to my intentions but none the less , as they say, that’s how I roll. LOL! I have been, over the past several months, working relentlessly to open a Bar & Entertainment Venue in the location where myself and my wife Nancy ran a clothing store (Cool Flea) at 124 N. Elm Street. Over the past several months I have found myself, and not by choice I might add, forced to deal with issu…es, in regards to local business classifications, regulations, laws and codes that can have a huge effect on the outcome. During this period I have had discussions with many of you who have strongly voiced your opinions about “what downtown Henderson needs” Opinions …….. well ……we all know what they say about opinions, everybody has one. Currently there are committee meetings, workshops, discussions and advisory boards created that claim their purpose is to address “what downtown Henderson needs” but the message I am hearing is more to the tone that certain individuals believe it is ” what Henderson doesn’t need or better yet won’t permit ” I am in no way standing on this soap box to criticize , point a finger or even disagree with the actions being taken by our elected officials , and the operative word here is ELECTED, officials…… I am however encouraging each and every one of you, my friends, family and fellow business associates to make your opinions be heard! Attend the commissioners meetings, talk to your local officials, become active in the community, keep abreast …. Ha! I’m not even sure I know what that means..LMAO! ,of the local news and make it a point to be aware of the decisions being made and how they will effect you and your family. You can start by attending an impromptu workshop held by the Henderson Planning Commission today at 4:30 on the third floor of the City Building. I know this is a short notice but there will be many other opportunities for you to become involved and I encourage you to do so! Folks this is 2014. It’s time to put “Leave It To Beaver” to rest. “It is easy to stand up and take notice. It is harder to stand up and take action” My apologies for the rant …… well actually ….not really…..as I said……That’s just how I roll…..PEACE! Everyone have a GREAT day!