Letter: Tamarack Building
Thanks for the Tamarack story of April 17. It is encouraging to see that grand, old building going on to a new life. When my family and I moved here in 1947, it was standing empty just a block from our home/store at the corner of 10th and Colorado. Our Colorado/West Organ Center was on the street floor, and we lived upstairs.
The only Tamarack occupant was a yogurt shop in one corner run by the Bradley family who named it the Mad Munchy. A winding, poured concrete ramp led down to the basement.
Over the years we watched a succession of occupants move in and out, including Naturally, Eating Naturally, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, a children’s clothing store, a bakery, beauty parlor and a parade of offices. Ballet classes led by Connie Vaughn were held in an upstairs room. At various times, my family held forth in this building; our Music Center (formerly Organ Center) occupied the southwest corner of the main floor, son Michael had a Sushi bar — Sidewinder Sushi — in the lower level, and the family pianist played for ballet classes upstairs, enjoying the fragrance wafting up from the health food store.
Best wishes to the Keys, and thanks for preserving that grand old building.