letter artEditor:

Unless I missed an issue of the SMDP, I was very surprised and sad that the closing of the Downtown Michaels Arts & Crafts did not get more publicity.

All my friends that use it were unaware of its recent relocation. The new one on Olympic Boulevard did not get favorable reviews. To me it seemed the only store in Downtown that actually had a steady stream of customers. I guess it’s not tourist friendly so “off with its head.”

The closing of Norms and now the convenient Michaels really show the total sellout of our city officials to “Touristdom.” I think the name “Santa Moneyca” really should be its new moniker.


Louise Steiner

Santa Monica

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