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What to do with mural?

Re Del Oro mural: My decision is, if it works, don’t fix it. Please just give “The Heart” a facelift. So many of us would miss it terribly. All the kids that went to the movies there will not like the change. It is a landmark.

If I get old and damaged, are you going to get rid of me for something different? It stays.

Candy Leach

Grass Valley

Let’s hope that the new mural chosen for the Del Oro Theatre compliments the Quizno’s Sub sign and the soon-to-be invasive Holiday Inn Express, replete with glaring lights and garish color schemes. Just the things historic downtown Grass Valley needs to attract out-of-town visitors. Pardon me if I appear more than a little leery of Howard Levine’s vision of “contemporary yet historic,” which so far has proven to be a contradiction of terms.

Tourists journey to Grass Valley for the experience of what once was, to view what remains, and to enjoy the one-of-a-kind, eclectic atmosphere that does not exist in their hometowns. They do not trek here from all over the globe to eat in a fast food restaurant, sleep in a chain motel or to see what speaks of “Grass Valley today.” If they wanted that, they’d be spending their vacations in Roseville.

Max Roberts

Grass Valley

Regarding opinions about painting the Del Oro Theatre:

Painting that building is going to be very expensive. There have been many years of deferred maintenance. If anyone believes the public should have a voice in what the new owners choose to do, I suggest that they be the first in line to hand in a check to support the project.

Put your money where your mouth is.

Many thanks to the Getzes for taking on this project, which will greatly enhance the downtown district.

Yvette Strom

Grass Valley

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