Not all wing street businesses favor closure |

Not all wing street businesses favor closure

Dear Editor,

We find a significant credibility gap in the “business sentiment” survey conducted by the Downtown Development Authority. It has been asserted that there is a consensus in favor of the wing street closure.

To cut to the chase, we would respectfully disagree. I have contacted affected merchants, and will offer only the most pertinent factual information.

Six businesses directly affected by the closure have not even been contacted for preliminary discussions on the planning and design of the wing street closure. The businesses are located between 7th and 8th streets on the east side of Grand Avenue.

Those affected directly now are Doc Holliday’s (Marti Yoder, 15 years), Glenwood Barbers (Steve King, 28 years), Glenwood Shoe Service (Dave Stover, 29 years), Grand Avenue Mall (John Bellio, 25 years), Peppo Nino Dining Room (Tony Rosa, 30 years), and the Riviera Supper Club (Shirley Beres, 15 years). These businesses represent 156 years of successful operations.

Anthony Rosa

Glenwood Springs

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