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Win! / Fail :(

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Free Ride and More

On an up note, Ozark Regional Transit is offering a free shuttle service from two downtown lots to Dickson Street. The E.J. Ball lot behind Hugo’s and Sound Warehouse and the Center Street Church of Christ lot (near the corner of Center Street and School Avenue) offer free parking after 6 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturday (plus all day Sunday for the E.J. Ball lot). The shuttle will operate from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The program will cost Ozark Regional Transit about $10,000 to run. While it’s free, donations will be accepted for the ride with the money going to charity.
On a down note, El Sancho mexican restaurant in the old train depot on Dickson Street has closed, hot on the heels of the loss of Wow sushi bistro and the Sunrise Cafe’s Dickson Street location. Why did El Sancho close? No idea. But if you read comments on the restaurant’s Facebook page, there’s no doubt what the owner’s blame for the establishment’s closure.
On an up note, Waffle House is coming to Dickson Street. Who doesn’t like smothered, covered, chunked, diced, peppered, capped, topped and country hash browns? So welcome to Waffle House, and here’s hoping you succeed. Here’s also hoping locally created establishments can survive and even thrive in the current economic storm.
Result: Call it a break even at this point.

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