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Take a Chance With C.R. Entertainment Offerings
March 9, 2006
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The spirit of Cedar Rapids is getting lost in all the dumb and boring ideas. Dubuque and Waterloo each has a water park, casino and successful history center. Watch those cities continue to prosper as the spirit here dies. Just watch all our young people getting great educations in our excellent school systems and then moving to more entertaining or bigger cities. Does it sound like we’re investing in our city?
I took my family to the Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque. It was fun, and we spent a lot of money. This money could have stayed here, except Cedar Rapids doesn’t take risks on tourist attractions and entertainment.
We like farmers markets, trails, big metal trees, Touch-Play machines and retirement homes. What we need is a fresh start; we need to rejuvenate this city, take a chance and offer something people actually care to see. We need to think better than Cedar Bend. I hope that it all began with the change in our form of government, for the sake of Cedar Rapids.