Letters to the Editor
Crossroads, the musicalWith apologies to Robert Preston and “The Music Man”Oh, we got Trouble.Right here in Happy Valley.That’s Trouble with a capital “T”that rhymes with “B”and that stands for “Bowling.”Friends and neighbors, I ask you: Do we want Bowling right here in Happy Valley? Do you know the kind of people Bowling attracts? Families! That’s right, families, who might have fun, who might watch a movie, who might have a meal, who might spend money. Is that the sort we want in Happy Valley?Oh, we got Trouble with a capital “T”that rhymes with “B”and that stands for “Bulk.”Friends and neighbors,Do we need more Bulk in Happy Valley?Just look around you, Bulk surrounds you: Arrabelle, Four Seasons, Sonnenalp, Vail Plaza, One Willow Bridge Road and the Lodge Tower. Are we going to allow Crossroads to block our view of I-70?Oh, we got Trouble with a capital Tthat rhymes with “P”and that stands for a Plan.Friends and neighbors, are we going to allow a man with a Plan to bring Bowling and Bulk to Happy Valley? Well then block his plan and if that doesn”t work, attack the man in a vicious whispering campaign. That’s the Happy Valley spirit, isn’t it?Oh, we got Trouble with a capital Tthat rhymes with “V”and that stands for Vote.Friends and neighbors, if you want to live in the pre-roundabout past, then block Bowling before it spreads. If you want to replace a jumble with a jewel, then vote for the Plan.Paul KuzniarVailFor CrossroadsMark Gordon, thank you for the insightful commentary on the Crossroads. It gave a clear and concise history of the due diligence that the Vail staff and Town Council did before approving this project. It also revealed the many concessions that the developer gave the town. The anti-Crossroads crowd makes it sound like he hasn’t compromised on anything. Your article is the first I’ve seen that outlined all the concessions and amenities that the town is getting for allowing the size of the project. I hope Crossroads wins approval by the voters so we can all benefit from the improvements the new development has to offer the town. Barbara JeanVail, Colorado
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