Sunday, January 31, 2010
Might Not be a Five Star Hotel
There is local squabbling regarding relocation of an old building to make way for the proposed bridge approach. A former stagecoach stop from yesteryear will be moved from next door Oak Park Heights to a spot by the river. It will become a rest stop on a bike loop-trail that crosses and recrosses the St. Croix river. Because the building is on the National Registry of Historic places it will be saved. It will be saved at a pretty price of a million or more. Okay. I like saving our historic buildings. My problem is the building is ugly. For years is has been used to repair cars. Its name is the Shoddy Mill. Maybe they should convert it to a B &B instead of a bike trail reststop. Are we ready for a Shoddy Hotel?