As Iconic Bridge Street business vandalized, owner asks: ‘Is this the future of Vail?’ |

As Iconic Bridge Street business vandalized, owner asks: ‘Is this the future of Vail?’

A worker examines a graffiti tag at her place of employment on Tuesday. The business owner said she would like to remain anonymous, but would like the graffiti incident to be publicized.
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The Vail Daily has been asked by a Bridge Street business owner to publish a photo of graffiti by someone who used her establishment as a canvas Tuesday morning.

The business owner, who asked to remain anonymous, reported the incident to the police as well. She said officers told her the town would install another camera in the area.

“Vandalism and destruction of private property: Is this the future of Vail?” the local business owner asked.

The business owner said it’s the first graffiti incident on the building to occur in its long local history.

“People need to know this is happening,” she said.

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The owner acknowledged that many people would likely recognize the building by its distinctive color, but she wished to remain anonymous nonetheless. She said there was also garbage in the area.

“We are spending so much money to keep things beautiful for the people and for the town,” she said. “We welcome them with open arms, but if that’s the ‘thank you,’ what’s the use?”

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