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Frisco plans for info center future


FRISCO – Town officials succeeded in reopening the Frisco Visitor Information Center this week, and now they’ll focus their efforts on the long term.Over the next 30 days, town officials will work with the Summit County Chamber of Commerce and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce to come up with a plan for a new visitor center before the existing facility on Summit Boulevard closes.”I think we’re pretty determined,” said assistant town manager Theresa Casey. “I don’t know if that means giving $50,000 or providing a location, but we’d love to see something, and I’d like to see it on Main Street.”(Frisco Mayor Bernie Zurbriggen) and I have talked about some possible alternatives – the town hall lobby, the Old Town Hall meeting room. The sky is the limit,” Casey added.The Frisco Chamber operates a smaller information center on Main Street in Old Town Hall during limited hours. It is now open three days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.”We already have brochures, and we answer a lot of questions,” said Frisco Chamber president Scott Brunvand. “We could just do this on a bigger scale.”According to town spokeswoman Linda Lichtendahl, the town is committed to having a visitor center in some form through Labor Day.”There is ongoing discussion, and a lot of concepts have been proposed,” Lichtendahl said. “It’s really premature right now to say what the future will be, but something will be in place before the 30 days are up.”According to Brunvand, the Frisco Chamber has the will, but not the all-important cash to operate a full-time visitor center. The Frisco and Silverthorne centers cost about $110,000 per year, most of which pays for labor.Town officials speculated that a visitor center on Main Street would lure more traffic than the existing center on Summit Boulevard next to Subway.”The location is incredibly important,” said Summit County Chamber executive director Jack Taylor. “When it was a small cabin on the corner of Main Street and Highway 9, we had 30 percent more visitors. The (current) location is just not good. People always come into Subway asking, ‘Where is the Visitor Information Center?'” Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or at

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