Country Village is a wonderful place | Letter

Is anyone still outraged by the soon-to-be destruction of Country Village?

I sure am. It was the Disneyland of Bothell with a Mary Poppins allure. Children love it, especially during the holidays.

I will greatly miss the shop owners and their unique items and creative merchandising skills. I will just as much miss watching the wildlife frolicking around amongst the beautiful backdrop of ponds and landscaping. I love the charm of those creaky old buildings and brick paths.

It is truly a wonderful place to visit because most of Bothell has become a sea of asphalt and houses and strip malls. Shame on us for destroying the precious beauty of our state and turning it into an urban dead zone, spearheaded by the ill-conceived ideas of city planners. Developers always get what they want — a marriage between the two.

The bulldozers will be demolishing everything — sadly forcing the ducks and chickens to escape the pollution and noise, scrambling to get away along with their offspring who will probably be too young to fly. Tragic.

Twenty-two thousand citizens signed a petition to preserve this iconic place, but the Loveless family voted and took the path of least resistance. So selfish.

Ashlie Witt Brown

Bothell

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