What happened to downtown Dillon? | SummitDaily.com

What happened to downtown Dillon?

Bert and Judy LeMunyon, Bloomington, Minn.

My wife and I owned a condo in Dillon for 15 years and sold it two years ago. Last week we rented in Dillon for a week of skiing. One afternoon we took a walk into the town center.

How disappointed we were to see all of the vacant stores, places we had frequented in the past, such as the movie theater, Jones and Harris and the restaurant above the bowling alley. What makes it worse is that it wasn’t that long ago that the town spent a lot of money to realign the streets to make the area more accessible.

Perhaps the area should be renovated to provide low-cost housing for people who live and work in Summit County.

We were also concerned that an environmentally sensitive area like Summit County doesn’t do a better job of recycling. The instructions in the unit we rented were to take the materials to the recycling center or just place them in the dumpster. Guess what most visitors will do?

Containers should be provided at all residential locations for recyclable materials, and all residents and visitors should be encouraged – by ordinance – to use them.

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