Mayor Henry goes for a business walk

If you really want to know what's going on, sometimes you have to check things out for yourself. That's exactly what Mayor Tom Henry did Tuesday. He did a walk to see the progress local businesses are making in Fort Wayne.

Posted: Aug 28, 2018 6:47 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2018 5:54 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Mayor Tom Henry made several stops Tuesday visiting places like Lake City Bank and Proximo restaurant.

Henry's not making the trip alone having representation from the city public works division, police, fire department, and parks and recreation.

"The whole idea is to first of all thank them for investing in downtown, but also see if they have any concerns, problems, complaints that they need to bring to our attention," he said.

Mayor Henry's first stop was Caliente Cuban Cafe where the manager said big plans are in the works.

"We're really proud of our new kitchen. When we got this place, it was a pizza place. We want to be a full service restaurant. I showed him the plans that we have a full service bar coming,"Nestor Rodriguez, manager of Caliente Cuban Cafe said.

The mayor got an update and a tour, which meant a lot to Rodriguez.

"To take time out of his day to see what we've been doing, I think it's very remarkable having him come in. I think it's a very neat kind of fun event that he does. It's nice that he comes around. I like that he supports local businesses," Rodriguez added.

The mayor adds he's been getting feedback on how clean downtown is and he's hoping it's helped businesses.

"The Downtown Improvement District and others are keeping our downtown clean. A lot of the visitors that come into Fort Wayne, a lot of conventioneers comment on how clean our downtown is," Mayor Henry said.

If you're a business owner, the mayor also seeks feedback and suggestions on city services through the city's website.

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