So, is it better to live in a town where such a move is afoot?
As a property owner and restaurant-goer, I say heck yes, but I can appreciate others' trepidation. If our town goes the way of Bend, Ore., a lot of the city will be priced out of range of regular folks.
This strikes me as a question similar to those of public health, which I've been harping on lately. Yeah, bird flu will kill people, but like the lottery, it won't be you or me.
Will a fancy new resort at the outskirts of town spell trouble for prospective home-buyers down the road? Yes, but...