The City of Ketchum, Idaho's Urban Renewal Agency met with the public it serves on Wednesday evening, April 6, 2011 in the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood's River Room to hear criticism and recommendations on its operations and what it should do with the former bank building it owns at the western corner of Sun Valley Road and East Avenue.
Several foodservice retailers objected to the proposal that the local Starbucks franchise be allowed to relocate there. URA commissioner and discussion moderator Mark Eshman countered Starbucks was the only proposal the URA had received.
No actions were taken, though Eshman did call 'interesting' one idea given by Bob Jonas, that more cart-based retailers be allowed to operate at the adjacent Ketchum Town Plaza while the URA actively solicited proposals for new uses in the old bank building and put the ideas up for a public vote.
The meeting lasted almost two hours. The conversation is included in its entirety in this video, presented by the City of Ketchum, Idaho.