Local Real Estate Broker and Business Consultant to Present at April 8th Carolina Beach Council Meeting
- Published on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:40
- Written by Super User
CAROLINA BEACH - Over the past four months Bob Blocher, a resident of Carolina Beach, has had a number of meetings with Town Manager Michael Cramer, Mayor Dan Wilcox and Town Council members.
The purpose of these meetings has been the preliminarily introduction of his recommendations for determining if family entertainment venues can be established as the core foundation for Carolina Beach’s economic growth. The project Mr. Blocher wants to oversee under a consulting agreement with the Town is entitled The Family Entertainment Venue (FEV) Initiative.
Mr. Blocher contends that if Carolina Beach wants to become the preferred coastal Carolina vacation destination for families, it needs to offer more to families. To this end, he is proposing a private funding strategy to finance economic feasibility and economic impact studies to determine if FEVs could be the dominant driver of Carolina Beach’s economy.
If the studies confirm this, Mr. Blocher is confident that it will become a private sector endeavor that will include significant commercial development complements to the recommended entertainment venues.
He has been informed by Mayor Dan Wilcox and Town Manager Mike Cramer that the full Council will hear his formal presentation at the April 8th meeting.
He contacted the Gazette because he feels citizens should be aware of the presentation, well in advance of the meeting. He plans to offer a more in-depth overview of the strategy for publication in the April 2nd issue of our paper.