As Democratic mayoral candidate Art Ward celebrated his stunning primary win Tuesday night, Frank Johnson caught up with him in the middle of a packed room at Nuchies.
Johnson, the head of the city's downtown corporation, fell on his knees before Ward.
"Don't disband the BDDC, Art. Please. Don't put us out of business," said Johnson, grinning.
Ward had asked the Bristol Downtown Development Corp., the nonprofit that is supposed to guide the planning for the revitalization of the 17-acre mall site, to postpone doing much of anything until after the Nov. 6 election.
But tonight, Ward took a different tact.
He told Johnson that he expects the company to "begin moving forward" now that the Ocean State Job Lot case is resolved.
Obviously, there are more questions that need to be asked, and answered.
But Johnson seemed pleased.
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