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Madison Approves Business Banners for Wall Street

The six banners will serve to promote the Wall Street as a shopping area.

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File photo

Everyone will be able to tell that Wall Street is a shopping district by simply looking at the six banners attached to light poles along Wall Street in the Downtown Village District. 

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved installing six banners on town owned light poles, which will read “Shop the Wall.” 

The idea is to promote the businesses on Wall Street. 

The six banners contain the primary colors red and yellow and will be placed from Main Street to Bradley Corners Road; hardware to attach the banners to the light poles will match the poles, according to meeting minutes. 

In addition, “Shop the Wall” will be linked to an advertising and marketing campaign. The Chamber of Commerce approved the banner concept. 

Materials and installation will be funded by the Wall Street merchants. 

Approval of this application will not mean any other merchants in town will automatically be able to hang banners; if others are interested in doing so, they, too, will have to appear before the Planning and Zoning Commission with applications for approval, meeting minutes state.

Local resident John Davis sought permission to comment, and he praised the concept, stating that people love flags, and this is the right direction in which the town should move, meeting minutes states.

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the banners for a 12-month period.


Michael LeCompte July 09, 2014 at 06:40 AM
Wall Street is a tough location for businesses in town. That being said, people have to get a government permission slip to put up flags to advertise businesses in downtown Madison is proof why government central planning results in economic distortions that result in lost opportunities for wealth creation and reduce productivity. This is the worst economy since the Great Depression and the tight zoning commandments are putting people in the poor house.
Gus R. Horvath July 10, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Michael. What might it look like if there were no regulation? It is difficult to find the perfect resolution to public issues that impact differing interests of a diverse society. Some times not enough regulation and sometimes too much. Depends on an individuals perspective.

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