The other day I had a meeting with an old friend. Back in the day, we used to get together once in awhile and talk business. Back when I was in Business. He’s a sharp guy, I respect his opinion and I enjoy our conversations. I had to wait while he tried to get a couple of breakfast sandwiches from Tozier's Market in Brewer. Which he called the “Best Breakfast Sandwiches in the Area”. The jury is still out on that one because they were sold out (That’s a good sign). I just moved Tozier’s to the top of my Must Review list.
While I waited, I wandered around 4 Union Plaza, checking out some businesses there, snapping a few pics for possible future reviews. Standard mixture for that type of building: Caleidoscope Solutions, a Telecom company, Backbay Capital, a mortgage Company and Murph & ME Insurance & Retirement Services, which is a Horace Mann Affiliate, to name a few. All looked interesting for a possible review sometime.
But what I want to talk about today is: 4 Union Plaza. Many different businesses are there and the building has very limited Handicap Accessibility. I mean, they say they are because they have a ‘Ramp” they can get out. I don’t really know the law on this, but come on. I know a year or so ago, Bruce Poliquin, who also has an office in the building took some public flack when some of his disabled constituents couldn’t enter his office. This isn’t a political blog, I don’t really care about any of that stuff, politics are very boring and mostly self-serving to who is doing the talking.
That was in July of 2017, why hasn’t anyone addressed this problem? I’m sorry but except for very small businesses who really can’t afford it, saying you are Handicap Accessible because you have a ramp you drag out, put together and then help a physically challenged person up and down that ramp… doesn’t cut it in America in 2018.
Aerus Electrolux is a Vacuum cleaner store located in the Brewer Shopping Plaza. They have some very bad reviews, both on Google and other sites. Oddly enough most of the reviews come from their water treatment testing business. But there are other concerns too, things like possible sexual harassment cover-ups and Bait & Switching tactics. One of my goals for this site is find businesses like this that have bad reviews and find out if there legitimate. It is part of the REAL MAINE REVIEWS pledge, and I want to live up to that pledge. I will research this company, then contact them, use their service and then do an extended review. I realize that Aerus is national brand, but this future review will be of the Brewer location only. This will be an important review, because of the nature of their business, their reputation and the fact that they are located in the town where I live.
'As the moving continues, I am skipping the blog again today. My stepson, Lorien, has been documenting his exercising routine over at Youtube. I wish him well on his continued success. I noticed today, he did a mini-review of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Check out his review and while you're at it; subscribe to his channel. The kid is going places.