Ideal moment and attraction | Letters
Every time I chase such a recommendation that follows, I am reminded of the Burlington waterfront skate park. This skate park is a piece of creative sculpture. It’s a place to skate. It’s a place where people watch skilled athletes. It is an urban, symmetrical, imaginative and emotional work of art. Without people skating, it attracts spectators who appreciate and admire it.
With money flowing into our state, the old location of the Winter Farmers Market has closed indefinitely and is currently being held at Cortina Inn (very far from downtown Rutland where we need more people), I recommend that at Depot Park we build an urban, symmetrical, imaginative and emotional work of art where people will come to downtown Rutland to shop, stay, enjoy and be entertained.
I call this place the Rutland Farmers Market Meetup (all year round). Here are indoor and outdoor vendor stalls for nearby farmers to creatively display and sell food and crafts. Here too, food and drink vendors are simply served to accommodate people who come to the city center to shop and stay a while. Here are art and specialty shops for people who want to spend time (and money) cruising comfortably in the dead of winter — and certainly in all seasons.
One could include a bar, retail cannabis, a high-end flea market/junkyard, a VR game room, a children’s play area, various counseling services, a bank branch, an art gallery and bathroom.
Think how welcomed such a work of urban art – an imaginative, symmetrical, emotional, practical, ideal and timely downtown attraction – would be.