The climate for new businesses in Brockton has been hard to predict in the past 10 years. It has not always been clear which businesses have been welcome and which ones are not. The case in point is the power plant which is being greenlighted for Oak Hill Way. Both the pro and anti power plant camps claim that they have the majority of the people’s hearts. Years ago, there was a hope by a North Shore entrepreneur to open a video game entertainment venue called “Good Time Emporium.” This venture had public hearings, and there were people who frankly hated it. This man was going to put an empty warehouse with enormous square footage to use, but there were too many delays and he was unable to secure financing. The warehouse is used, but not to its full potential. Now we have talk of a Casino at the Brockton Fairgrounds. The public seems to like it for the most part, but time will tell. George Carney, who owns the property, favors putting it to a public vote. This is good, because if anything the city doesn’t really like to have things thrown down their throat.