GREENE – It was standing room only at Monday night’s village board meeting in Greene, as the municipality’s mayor and trustees discussed a local event which has some community members and local business owners grumbling, while even more sing its praises.
The event in question is the Greene Cruise-In – a bi-weekly classic car show which organizers say draws an average of 125 street rods and antique automobiles as well as scores of spectators to the downtown area every other Thursday from May through October.
“I believe it is definitely a positive thing for downtown,” said Mayor Marcia Miller in a phone interview yesterday. “(But) there are some kinks we need to work out, and parking is one of them.”
After receiving a few complaints from businesses on the north side of Genesee Street, village leaders surveyed a number of downtown businesses.