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It’s time to restore downtown

August 12, 2012
Michelle McCordm Marshalltown , Times-Republican

I read the letter Tom Clemons wrote, and I agree with him about the city's attempt to restore the charm of yesteryear to the downtown area. If Marshalltown wants to have a truly historic downtown, why not bring back the brick street on Main along with a trolley car that runs down the trolley tracks? Instead of having the Tallcorn building be apartments for low-rent housing, why not bring it back to the elegant hotel/restaurant it used to be. Have the penthouse suite be a honeymoon suite and bring back the ballroom and use it to host proms, weddings and parties. Bring back the steak and seafood restaurant. Use the hotel to attract tourists that want to come ride the trolley and shop downtown.



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