Where else does a store go? | SummitDaily.com

Where else does a store go?

Christine Hall - Silverthorne

People who claim to be in favor of the new grocery store but want it in a different place don’t recognize no adequate parcels exist for this purpose.

Their suggestion is to locate the store in place of some existing businesses south of the Smith Ranch.

Silverthorne was born more than 40 years ago as the construction base for the Dillon Dam and the Eisenhower Tunnel.

For a long time, its nickname was “Trailerthorne.” Gradually the town evolved into a beautiful place to live, work, play, raise a family or retire.

The magnificent mountains with their forests and streams have always been there. A number of great amenities have been added.

 All this has been accomplished due to the enlightened leadership of town officials and the support of local businesses that have provided the necessary revenue to the town coffers and jobs to the residents.

How can anyone advocate that the town now reward some of its loyal supporters by bulldozing their businesses, threatening their livelihood and eliminating jobs?

Why should the town invest a huge amount of time and financial resources in such a destructive endeavor?

 The proposed location for the new grocery is on state Highway 9, the town’s main thoroughfare and the natural place for a commercial establishment.

For a progressive Silverthorne, vote yes Dec. 9. 

Christine Hall


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