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Old Posted Nov 15, 2007, 9:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Halifax Hillbilly View Post
I somewhat agree, retail would be nice, although it's not a terrible decision to put the new library there either.

I think the most interesting question is what happens to the old library?
The existing library building is not a huge draw. The additions on the ends would need to go to bring the building back to its original form. But then, what does one do with it? It isn't great for retail because the front lawn would likely be untouchable and would you really want the various protesters, hacky-sack players, panhandlers, etc, parked in front of your door as a retailer?

So maybe instead it becomes some kind of public/semi-public space. An auditorium? Little theater/peformance hall? Nothing obvious comes to mind, but I'm sure some greater minds than mine can come up with some options.
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