Sunday, May 31, 2009

After speaking with Bill...

After speaking with Bill (who legally cannot say a lot of things before he leaves), it looks like he has decided to move on from MM completely.

The idea behind the petition was to put so much economic pressure on Bill's siblings after they take over the market that they would be forced to sell the place to Bill. I never wanted to suggest that we put the market out of business--I especially feel bad about what that would do to the employees, many of whom have worked there for 10 or 20 years.

I have reposted this page with the petition removed. It can be a place where people can share information about the market, but I do not want to be behind something as irresponsible as an effort whose goal is forcing the market to close.

I feel as if I have acted based solely on raw emotion, and I apologize. My only goal was to get the community to demonstrate support for Bill, but I did so in a hasty way. Please forgive me. I apologize for taking action before I waited for the events to play out a little more--I regret that a lot.

I look forward to hearing your opinions on what can be done at this point.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Check out this story on Michael Bauer's blog for the rundown.