The Future of Downtown Phelps
2015 was a bittersweet year. This was the year that a building that stood tall on the shore of North Twin for a century came down. The view it’s disappearance left was one that was both shocking and beautiful. The change in scenery caught many lifelong visitors by surprise and took quite awhile to adjust to.
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The day the Big Store fell, crowds gathered to witness what could be a turning point for this small town. The crowd was a calm one, and a patient one. Many stayed to watch for hours. There was no cheering, but there was no crying either. It seemed to be the general consensus that the store wasn’t really down until the massive chimney came apart. It was quite the sight to see on a summer morning. The question of the day was “What’s to come for Phelps?”. After a summer and fall of enjoying the freshly emptied lot with concerts, celebrations, and festivals, this question is getting closer to an answer.
The New View of Downtown Phelps?
So what will the future downtown Phelps look like? There are buildings being renovated and plans for a new building, and we are all curious to see the finished results. What will take the place of the Big Store? Here is the latest rendering:
What are your thoughts on this potential perspective of the new downtown Phelps? Would you take advantage of a general store or kayak rental shop in Phelps? Share your opinions with us by commenting below!
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