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.