Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Sunday, July 14

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The boys in City Hall sure love their downtown businesses. In a classic example of loop-lust the city-wide meters were sold off to a private company while a proposal to increase parking fees in downtown lots and garages was quietly shelved after objection from "business groups." Well this time it may cost them; to the tune of $153 million.

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