Businesses along tracks say yes in my backyard
When he was asked if he’d heard that the state had awarded a grant for the proposed Ecusta Trail, Zach Pickett affirmed that he had indeed.
“The owner of the building sent me a text — ‘woohoo!’” Pickett said. “It’s going to hopefully bring in a lot more traffic around here.”
The building is the Appalachian Coffee Co. on Fifth Avenue and, more to the point, on the railroad tracks. It’s 35 steps from the track to the coffee shop deck and Pickett, the general manager, can envision walkers, bicyclists and moms pushing strollers becoming App Coffee patrons. He may even coax some off the trail with an irresistible aroma…..