Pembroke builds a new college campus in the area, but rejects a student housing proposal because the building formally housed a business on the front floor and they’re afraid that if the builder were to take away the storefront, there would never be another business.
Meanwhile half the street…
The last time I was home I counted 12 empty store-fronts in the downtown core. The area which is only about 1km long. How much did they spend on the “Rediscover Downtown Pembroke” campaign? Who knows but it was more than a penny so they obviously overpaid.