Eric Conrad: Missing Breckenridge’s small-town feel |

Eric Conrad: Missing Breckenridge’s small-town feel

Eric Conrad

So I have lived in Breckenridge for about four years now. I remember when I first moved here from Minnesota, I was so stoked on the whole small-town feel here, but lately it’s been feeling like Breckenridge is becoming a city like downtown Denver or Minneapolis.

I live right on Main Street of Breck, and every damn day there is some sort of new construction going on, new condos are being built for families or remodeled for the multimillion-dollar big cats who roll through in the winter time. Work long shifts at work and get off late and usually sleep ’til 11 or 12, but for this whole entire summer, with all this new building going on, I can’t even get a full night’s sleep because I usually find myself on my deck at 8 a.m. in my boxers yelling.

All I’m saying is that Breckenridge is not a small town in any way anymore, because of all this new construction. I have thought about moving to a different town just to get a small-town feel with a ski atmosphere. So Breckenridge, instead of building new condos that block the view or cost the locals millions, how about cater to the locals first?

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