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Visitors to pay to enjoy Schenectady’s Merchant Mashup

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Tonight’s Merchant Mashup will come with a price: $8, to be precise. Students will pay $5, and children ages 5 and under are free, but everyone else must buy a ticket before wandering through the downtown shops and devouring the tasty samples from a dozen city restaurants. This year, organizers are also adding a food challenge: Every restaurant will provide a potato-based item. As usual, tasters can vote for the best recipes. For many restaurateurs, ...

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May 15, 2014
9:14 a.m.

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This article seems to omit 'THE GET.' Who's gaining here? Seems like folks are being tithed to walk around downtown. Either the planners, or, the reporter has not differentiated who gets to do what tonight. This leaves open the conclusion that the public needs to be willing and ready to poney up eight bucks to enjoy downtown.