Letters to the Editor 06-09-22 | Letters to the Editor

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The Town and Country mall is under contract with a Miami-based development company that plans to convert the former Burlington Coat Factory space into indoor storage units and renovate the facade and parking lot.

DO NOT ADD VALUE
Indoor storage units won’t add to neighborhood value (“Town and Country Shopping Center sells to Miami developer,” May 25). I see the article says that (Ward 7 Alderman) Joe McMenamin was told they were making storage units and he was all for it. To revitalize the district, we need restaurants and shops, but no more collection points or securities, nor furniture storage.

Barb Kruger
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NEED TRADER JOE
They obviously don’t know Springfield and what we really want. My vote would be for a Trader Joe’s.

Julie Tulle
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WHY THIS?
The city turned down potential development ideas for the former Esquire property, which seemed perfectly legitimate. Are they going to be okay with the storage units?

Kathy Trager
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JUST SAY NO
Another low rent use to bring down the surrounding neighborhood. I hope the city council puts the kibosh on it!

Shelley DavisHelton
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IN TIME
Scott Reeder can take us back in time with clarity like no one else (“Remembering the Butterflies,” May 26). We anticipate each column.

Bill Belair
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GOOD MEMORIES
“Remembering Butterflies” and “It Runs in the Family” (June 2) are two tales that reminded me of my youth with parents who were teenagers during the Great Depression and how they learned to improvise. Or the time I brought home a puppy that someone had abandoned and told them he had followed me home. George has been my pet for several years. I laughed and cried at Scott’s comic description of events.

Frederic Suellen
Springfield

GO HORSESHOES
We are delighted with this new team (“The Lucky Horseshoes come to town”, June 2)! My husband and I, along with a few friends, are members of “Silver Shoes”. I can’t wait for opening day!

Deej Dambrauskas
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WELCOME TO NEW IDEAS
I wish the Lucky Horseshoes only the best. Thank you for coming to Springfield and bringing new ideas. Don’t listen to hate, some people don’t like anything new or different.

larry basketball
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