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Precedent already set for sidewalk use
Re: Shoeshine stand sparks street-level debate (News, June 20)
Denying Jill Goodson the right to set up a shoeshine stand on a city sidewalk is breathtakingly hypocritical.
It is impossible to walk around the downtown district and not notice businesses appropriating public sidewalks for their own gain: bars and restaurants take up large spaces to set up tables and chairs, sign boards and touts abound and charities relentlessly importune pedestrians.
Either allow all or ban all.