The Terre Haute Board of Public Works will soon take-up the application for a permit for The 2014 Blues at the Crossroads festival coming up in September.
Terre Haute attorney Mike Ellis, who owns several downtown businesses and buildings, has expressed concerns over the cover charge to gain access to public sidewalks during the festival.
Last year anyone wanting access to downtown businesses was supposed to be granted access without paying a fee but Ellis contends that that didn’t always happen.
Ellis told the Tribune-Star that if the Board of Public Works doesn’t make changes to guarantee public access to public areas he will go to court and ask for a judge to step in and solve the problem.
Those who support the festival point to all of the economic benefit that it brings the city and downtown.
It would seem that many downtown businesses support the event.
Everyone has until the festival in September to iron out their differences.