Should bidding be reopened?

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Thoughts on issues relating to Anne Arundel County

August 21, 2005

Last week, we asked readers whether they believed the city of Annapolis should reopen bidding for a business to take over the historic Market House. Dean & Deluca, the New York-based specialty grocer, had abandoned plans to run it and enlisted Annapolis Seafood to take it over.

Here is a sampling of responses:

Second bidder should get lease

I am vehemently opposed to the proposal which will allow Annapolis Seafood to take over the Market House. The whole bait-and-switch which has occurred regarding the leasing of the market stinks to high heaven.

If Dean and Deluca will not be operating the market, Site Realty should be given the lease as they were the second bidder. ...

If Mayor Moyer were to poll the majority of the local businesses downtown and its environs, she would realize just how much her actions regarding this issue have hurt her chances for re-election.

Margaret Arthur

Annapolis

Bidding process should be reopened

Suggest reopen the bidding. [The] quality can possibly be improved upon with another bidder.

K. Malley

Edgewater

We want your opinions

THE ISSUE: The owners of Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis have received preliminary approval from the county for a 300,000-square-foot expansion of the mall. Construction is expected to begin early next year. No agreements have been signed, but possible new tenants include Dick's Sporting Goods and Crate & Barrel.

YOUR VIEW: What new stores would you like to see in the expanded mall? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by Thursday. Please keep your response short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published Sunday.

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