Where have all the flowers gone on Breckenridge’s Ridge Street? | SummitDaily.com

Where have all the flowers gone on Breckenridge’s Ridge Street?

As a resident of Breckenridge for 13 years, I would like everyone to be aware of the fact there will be fewer flowers on Ridge Street this spring and summer.

John Daisy, owner of Fatty’s Pizzeria, who has cultivated glorious flowers in his greenhouse, has been informed by the town of Breckenridge that his temporary greenhouse does not fit into the code requirements of the town.

In years past, the flowers John nurtured and displayed on his decks were a pictorial bounty for visitors and locals alike. At least eight other businesses on Ridge Street have housed their flowers in the greenhouse until the risk of frost was over. Neighbors have to make other arrangements – or not have flowers at all.

The main discrepancy is parking. The temporary greenhouse is off the alley above Fatty’s, where I have never seen a vehicle park. As I understand it, for a mere $26,000, John can “buy” two parking spaces and grow his beautiful flowers. What a deal.

They are paving paradise an inch at a time. Please contact your friends on the Breckenridge Town Council. Maybe we can still make a difference. Happy spring.

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