The local news was nothing new last evening when the [Convention Center] and Visitors Bureau were asking for an increase in the bed tax [hotel room sales tax] to cover their shortage. Does this sound familiar? Sure does, the County was warned time and time again before this wonderful project was approved, the project that would bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to Lancaster County and stay in one of the most beautiful hotels built!!!!!
The bills are being paid but the Visitors Bureau has no funds. The Lancaster County Commissioners vowed to not increase the bed tax and they better not. Let PSP [Penn Square Partners] renegotiate DOWN their take of this project as we taxpayers are already picking up a million dollar a year bill.
Not to confuse the public but Mr.[S. Dale] High just received the okay to create THE CROSSINGS that is going to have another hotel, shopping, eateries as well as apartments to be located behind Toys R Us off of Harrisburg Pike. Look out Manheim Twp. You are going to pay dearly.
As well as the loss of business to Lancaster City.