Granby’s beauty must come from the heart
March 12, 2008
To the Editor:
The beauty of Granby’s main street cannot be shaped by telling someone that their business is not welcome on the main strip. Let’s see, Mayor Ted Wang, what we have here is failure to communicate.
How do you suppose that not letting the tattoo shop or pawn shop on main will make it better, more appealing? The truth here is that those who complain don’t care about why people go into these shops. Or what they do for Granby, the tax money you get, a tattoo to help remember a loved one, or the family heirloom that was pawned to help put food on the table in the hard times.
The lack of beauty that this town possesses is not in a business; it’s in the town itself. And as the leader of this town you, mayor, lack the most beauty inside your heart.
You cannot even see the big picture; you are influenced by those who only point out the flaws, not the beauty in those flaws.
Granby can be beautiful, with more space to walk down the streets with your families, somewhere to sit and have lunch on a nice summer day, and maybe the cleanup of some side streets off main, the people that hang around the 7 Eleven, and the non-welcoming nature this town possesses.
Banners in the winter with a saying to brighten your day would be nice. Look at Grand Lake, even in the wintertime people are always out walking, and in Winter Park, many people do not park on main street. You have a better chance of seeing a business if there are not a ton of cars in front of them.
The summer flowers are better than years before but so much more can make the town beautiful. A nice waterfall in the town park, or the ugly cement wall with the historic photos ” it’s nice but still plain ” let the high school put a mural on it.
Support the locals more, the schools. Get some spirit that never leaves. Have some pride in Granby, pride that shows who we are and what we are about, not just for tourists but for ourselves as locals.
I don’t really understand what the real problem is here ” are you discriminating against people with tattoos or people that have hard times and need to pawn something to make it by?
Is this really an issue? I’d rather see a business on main street than an empty building.
Granby can be beautiful. Just open your eyes and really look at the major problem.
Hot Sulphur Springs