"I think views will change once we hear when he has to say," Tommasone said.
In the meantime, town officials said the Merchants should think about forming a Business Improvement District, which Tommasone said would help the corridor receive money from Metroplex and from the state.
The Merchants are planning to hold another meeting Monday, Oct. 15, with Gillen and chairman of the Upper Union Street BID Michael Mastrianni.
Tommasone said he wants to work with the Merchants Association to revitalize Hamburg Street and the businesses there are not being overlooked.
"I applaud them for their efforts and together we'll get a lot accomplished over there," he said. ""