Let’s Borrow This From Our Sister City

Lest you think all I’m doing is reading my name in the New York Times (!) and writing about the BOA Festival, let me link to this article in The Globe and Mail:

Through one of its redevelopment agencies, Paris has been buying up property and commercial leases in the Latin Quarter and renting them to bookstores.

It proves the feasibility of my idea (completely stolen from Don Hall) that the city could buy some vacant buildings and lease them to theater companies for cheap.