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JULIE SUTORsummit daily news
Summit Daily/Julie SutorAt 11 a.m. this morning, Frisco's Old Town Hall will be filled with brochures and eager volunteers, as the new home of the Frisco Visitor Information Center.
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FRISCO – At 11 a.m. this morning, Frisco’s Old Town Hall will be filled with brochures and eager volunteers, ready to show off Summit County.The town-owned building on Main Street and Third Avenue will be the new home of the Frisco Visitor Information Center, at least through the end of the summer.”What we’re looking at is a very short-term Band-Aid until we figure out a long-term solution that will be beneficial for everyone,” said Kathleen Kennedy, Summit County Chamber of Commerce treasurer and Frisco Chamber board member. “We want to make sure we don’t run into the same quagmire again.”

For the past several years, the Summit County Visitor Information Center (VIC) board has run two centers, one in Silverthorne and another in Frisco on Summit Boulevard in the Antlers building next to Subway. In mid-June, the VIC board closed the Frisco location because of dwindling funds.The town of Frisco quickly advanced funding from the Colorado Barbecue Challenge to keep the doors open an additional 30 days.With the 30 days now up and the Antlers building for sale, relocation to Old Town Hall is the latest stopgap to make sure tourists feel welcome.

The historic, false-front building, which houses the Frisco Chamber headquarters, will have its conference room converted to the new welcome center. The town will relocate displaced meetings and events to other locations, including the Frisco Recreation Building a block away.The Summit Chamber will coordinate volunteers to staff the new location for the rest of the summer.”The executive board is currently volunteering its time to staff the desks, and we’re putting out a challenge to the business community to show their support,” said Summit Chamber president. “We really need to get the word out that we need volunteers.”

Volunteers will be able to sign up at the new location and the former location.The town of Frisco is coordinating with CDOT to change signage on area highways that now directs visitors to the old information center.Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or at jsutor@summitdaily.com.


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