Med Mart Story Draws FitzGerald's Attention, Clarifying Remarks From GM

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If you picked up your Sunday Plain Dealer this week for your weekly supply of Hot Pocket coupons, you may have accidentally stumbled on their most recent Med Mart article, which follows up on Scene's Med Mart cover story and interview with GM Brian Casey last week.

If you'll remember, it was in those pages that we learned the original model for the Med Mart, one that relies on tenants showcasing expensive wares for doctors and hospitals who would browse through the mart like a stay-at-home mom at the Coach store, isn't likely to work. The new model would rely on continuing education. And maybe an Auntie Anne's.

Casey's words, which signaled a change in the Med Mart's publicly stated mission, caught the attention of County boss Ed FitzGerald. It seems the county believes if it turns on the waterhose of public funding for you, it, and the public would like to know what you're doing with the resulting geyser.

The pertinent parts of the PD's story, quoted below just for you:

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