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Hillstone has decided that they are no longer interested in pursuing a Houston’s restaurant on the Wildflower property. One can only imagine the various scenarios that could have led them to alter their course so quickly and conclusively.
So what happens next?
The first thing that should happen, and should have happened years ago, is that we should plant some grass, put in a few park benches, take down the ‘no trespassing’ signs, and allow the people who paid $7 million for this property to use it. Relax, read a book, watch the boats go by, etc.
The next thing that should happen is that the will of the people should be honored. Let’s take a look at some of the possible uses for this jewel, and see if we can come up with some ideas that are a bit more creative than a chain restaurant.
Now is the time to speak up. Make your wishes known to your city councilors. We have seen a half dozen viable uses for this property. Now that a chain restaurant is off the table (Hillstone was the only interested party) it may be time to entertain another charrette – where some creative minds can propose a few great ideas. We may be able to build something we can be proud of for generations to come…….
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD !
ATTEND THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING – TUESDAY, 10/27/15 at 6:00pm, City Hall.