Friday, July 13, 2007

Much of downtown Boulder has been replaced in recent years by new construction in the form of red brick buildings. Now we have a "financial district" where we once had a motley collection of older buildings and businesses. None of this has really bothered me but today, when I read that Lolita's Market may be replaced by a newer 'energy efficient' building, a little "aarrgh" welled up in my throat.

The building that is Lolita's dates back 130 years and has been a downtown market since 1979. The developers promise to keep the history alive with a photo essay to show everybody what once was there. Will that satisfy the basic need that people have for some sense of continuity? I don't think it will.