All the letters have been handed out. The few that I missed last night because it was too late, I got to today.
I went to Don Coqui to see if we can hold a private event there for all the merchants on 30th Ave. it has less columns than Katch and both are beautiful spaces. I personally favor Don Coqui a little more for our purposes and discussion for the evening. The last event at Katch is likely to encourage the same angry and frustrated discussion. I expect this meeting to be more hopeful, by far.
Today I bought an eye patch for the Astoria Blind Eye campaign. We had some fun forming a collective belief and purpose. The Image:
Once we set up a meeting place, more notices will have to be printed and hand delivered. Apparently, only half of the Queens Merchants have E-mail addresses. Yep, this is a 2018 reality check for me. Print is NOT DEAD.
All the merchants do have telephone numbers. Personally, I do hate making cellphone calls and frying my brains with 5G microwaves and text is completely out of the question for local communication.
At the Thursday meeting we will have to set up an agenda and I plan to have the merchants vote on:
~ potential publicity executions and paths.
~ a list of demands.
I will also present the risks involved and potential consequences. Then, I will personally request that they take to heart and stop by Kosta’s Tastee Corner to support he and his daughters business by just buying a muffin and coffee or something to eat twice a week since he is hurting the most.