Americana turning into its own republic
When Rick Caruso proposed his Americana business, the city of Glendale subsidized him with tens of millions of dollars so that he would bring high class or “upscale” stores and somehow elevate the status of the city. So he built his business and brought a Barney’s outlet store and a Tiffany’s and a few others. Now he wants to bring a farmers market (“Caruso changes market’s day,” March 20). A rather curious proposal, we must admit — just the thought of one buying onions and tomatoes and then entering Tiffany’s to buy diamonds amuses me.
So, what are we to expect next for the Americana? A swap meet? Or perhaps a rodeo, with bull-riding contests and all? How will we know when Glendale has elevated (or is it “upscaled”) itself sufficiently to put a stop to all this nonsense?