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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Barry Cassidy Stepping Down On September 3rd

Barry Cassidy posted on his Facebook page today that he will be ending his tenure as Main Street manager on Friday, September 3rd.

due to lack of funding i will end my tenure in the 'ville on september 3rd (first friday). i have enjoyed my time here but if they can not pay me i can not stay. no money no me. pretty plain and simple. cuts in funding to the cdc from a number of sources have made it difficult for me to pay the bills. I want to thank everyone for their well wishes.

8 comments:

Ed R. said...

I'll believe it when I see it. Also, kind of convenient that he says this after receiving a letter of reprimand from council

Anonymous said...

Cassidy's comments reveal his lack of real commitment to the community– greed has no place in the new economy where everyone is taking cuts and doing more with less.

Perhaps if he had focused on vacancies and solving the parking nightmare instead of trying to be a music promoter her could have justified his existence or even made his position pay for itself– that's what good employees do.

I predict this town will finally blossom, fall 2010.

Ed Jones said...

Well, why wait that long? Oh, yes, it's so you can collect your full pay check.

I hope the next person is one heck of a lot less egotistic than Barry.

Phoenixville will prosper with proper management with or without Barry.

Good bye Barry.

Anonymous said...

Oh happy day!

JW said...

An edited version of a comment:

"That area was a dump before he came. All of you ignorant townies will think back fondly on this time when the Bridge Street was vibrant and happening. I just hope this is resolved and he can get back to work."

Anonymous said...

Why can't we go back to the days of the Phoenix Tavern and the Bridge Lounge? Where will we go from here?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous poster. The streetscape project has stalled. Parking is horrible. That is the main deterrent from going downtown. He needs to go. We need someone with a better vision for Phoenixville.

Anonymous said...

Shame we'll be stuck with bright blue lamps, benches and stoplights for the next 30 years.