Message from the Hi-Risers of Greenfield Acres

Published: 3/30/2020 3:35:25 PM

We are old enough to remember a vibrant downtown Greenfield. Our stores along Main Street in Greenfield included Sears, Penny’s, Woolworths, Goodnows, Ann August, Kinney Shoes, Wilson’s, Hamiltons, Home Furnishings and many, many others, which are attached to this letter. At the same time, we had two big box stores on the Mohawk Trail opposite each other – Ames and Riches. Greenfield was a place to shop and dine, not a place to sleep and leave.

Living at the Hi-Rise, we seniors and other Greenfield residents with limited transportation need a big box store and smaller stores where we can shop for affordable clothing and household items. Many big box stores also offer groceries that not only would give us more shopping options but may bring down the prices at chain grocery stores.

Greenfield is a place we plan to spend the rest of my life. While we are encouraged by the new courthouse and planned library, we need more to sustain a rounded lifestyle.

We hare hoping that our new mayor will make it a priority to work with a big box stores and find an alternative to the Mackin property, which Al Norman has deemed unavailable thus far, and fill all the empty storefronts on Main Street.

Thank you.

Jan Peters, Fran Sessions, Stacia Hogan, Candace A. Lynde, Suzanne Smith, Doris Doyle, Estelle Cade, Virginia Crowl, Walter Zalenski, William F. Doyle, Karen and Fred Wissman, Jane Hershenreder, Marilyn Sumrall, Barbara A. Dennis, Arlene Sweeney, Jacqueline Beauchesne, Jeanette Emond, Mona Dudley, Agnes Barletta, Alan Koblenski, Bob Simpson, Peggy Rockwood, Dorothy Surgeon, Eileen M. Ovitt, Maggie Miller, Audrey Farnham, Connie Krejmas, Marlene Brothers, William Clark, Carol Thurston, Maite Schmidt, Charles Kestyn

Greenfield Acres, Greenfield


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