We need a family entertainment center
Editor (and neighbors):
I recently heard a rumor of a ranch/farm store going into the former Albertsons.
And I must ask: Do we really need another ranch/farm store in our mountain community when several are already established; while Conifer just opened a large one a few miles away? Such could put established businesses out of business.
And as a 32-year resident of Evergreen, I can honestly say that we need something much more important for our residents than another large farm/ranch store. In fact, what we need is a facility for kids and families to go to play, hang and have fun within.
Sure, we have many athetic kids and families in our community, and we have rec centers that people can join, but that takes memberships and fees. Yet what about the non-athletic children/families? Where do they go to play hang and socialize? Sadly, as our town has grown, it continues to have nothing for daily entertainment/activities (except for bars), especially during winter’s frosty chill and on rainy days.
Yes, a few years ago you cold see kids hanging out at 7-Eleven, but that is now gone, as well as our movie theater. And what about young families who don’t wish to pay membership fees? Where can they go with their children to play socialize and hang, especially when the weather is bad?
The fact is, there is nowhere in this town for children to go to hang, socialize and play after school and when the weather is poor.
Yes, the county may want the funds from a large corporate store, while ignoring what is best for the community and residents within.
Thus I propose that instead of building another ranch/farm and feed store, that the Albertsons building be used as an entertainment activity facility bursting with a small bowling alley (three or four lanes), arcades, soda fountain and surrounded by a roller-skating track. Such would provide healthful physical activities and a place for children and families to socialize and hang out.
I’m curious what my neighbors think: farm/ranch/feed store or an entertainment facility for all to use?