We have an active Main Street group here in town and even though all conversations and development issues in our office are confidential, the group is consistently secretive about anything new they are planning for or what is coming to town. Wouldn't people want to build up support so when the store opens people are there instead of the typical newspaper article ("New store located downtown opened last week") to get business?
Why is it this way? Plus, they are secretive and then when they need to apply for a sign or building permit they want it done yesterday so "people don't find out". I always tell them to plan ahead several weeks because we move slower than they do and once they apply its all public knowledge.