Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

John Wrzeszcz
October 05, 2011 | 02:31 PM

If you're not sure why Richmond has a thriving business district, and we don't, it would be a wise choice to go speak with them and find out. Have you driven through downtown Genoa City lately? It sorely needs to be cleaned up. Not to mention, the fire station is still in ruins, and the other station is 3-miles away. As a business owner, having junk laying around, buildings in disrepair, and fire protection not near me, I would look past Genoa City too. Clean the place up, have the owners fix the building, give the fire department a good station so they can make it to all of us in a reasonable time frame, try other avenues to get a stop light put in for Walgreen's. Maybe see if you can line up another business to come if Walgreen's does, and the stop light goes in. Even if you put a brand new McDonald's on the corner of Freeman and Walworth St., the rest still doesn't look very good. We can't leave it in the hands of "potential" businesses to make the area better. We need to start the process.