Without divulging too much, I will say that this is one in many planned tactics meant to "enliven" the downtown retail-core.
This is my honest to god opinion as a Neoconservative: I feel bad for the young adults that have now been run out of the square. I know in my heart they are all good people and I feel sorry for their predicament. But I am glad, mind you this is my honest to god opinion, that the square is a place I feel comfortable walking through with my friends and family now. I honestly feel it was a worthy sacrifice to wrong that certain group of people so that it could provide benefits to another group of people.
Now, YOU tell me, am I just evil? I always felt the street-people acted like they owned the square, and now the sociological model has just been reversed, so big deal right?
I expect this post to attract some Hitler-Comparison smears. But some of you out there, I hope, will see this as an opportunity for some real dialogue with someone in the "circle."