Letter to the Editor: Death of downtown response
This letter is in response to and#8220;Death of downtown,and#8221; published in the June 4 edition of the Sierra Sun.
My name is Donna Wood; my husband and I own the White Buffalo. I am a board member of the Truckee Downtown Merchant Association and chair of the Marketing and Promotions Committee for TDMA.
Our historic downtown is made up of local merchants who live in the community and donate time and resources to the community. Most of us support all local school and non-profit fundraisers. We in Truckee are fortunate that our historic downtown has not been taken over by chain stores and is populated with unique and locally owned businesses.
It has been no less challenging with the recession for our historic downtown than for everyone else. This past month three new stores have opened in our historic downtown. The TDMA is working with landlords to try and fill empty spaces.
Even in these challenging times local merchants have donated countless hours to organize the Truckee Follies and now Truckee Thursdays for the community. With the summer months coming the TDMA is looking forward to welcoming our community downtown to join in Truckee Thursdays and see all the great and#8220;locally grownand#8221; fun and shopping downtown has to offer.
Truckee Thursdays started June 17 and runs for 10 weeks through August 19th every Thursday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be a kids zone, local artist vendors, a farmerand#8217;s market, beer garden and live music. Our TDMA board has worked very hard to promote our historic downtown working with the town of Truckee, chamber of commerce, local nonprofits and other Truckee Merchants to improve Truckee.
Truckee is our Town and we love it here! We always try and make it a better place. The downtown really belongs to the community and relies on the good people of Truckee to keep it a vibrant part of our small town that we can all be proud of.
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