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Just get the mall done, whatever it's called: Letter

Just get the mall done, whatever it's called: Letter

Hollywoodland-Mason City/Southbridge

According to developer David Rachie, who is behind the project to redevelop Southbridge Mall, the new family entertainment center will feature a bowling alley, a brewery, go-karts, golf of some kind, a movie theater, a pizzeria and a new sports bar

He also said that it's likely that the new venue will open with 100% occupancy. 

I agree with John Skipper, Hollywoodland does not seem to be a good choice for Southbridge Mall. However, this is not my main concern. My main concern is just get it done, and here’s why.

June 14, at 7:45 a.m., I had just eaten breakfast, getting ready to go take a shower. While rinsing my dishes, my teeth started to hurt, my nose was runny and I had such a cold sweat. I knew I didn’t feel right and woke my wife and said, “I think I need to go to the hospital.”

Once checked in, I was admitted to the E.R. After a preliminary questions and tests, I was given four baby aspirin to chew on, but my teeth still hurt. Then they brought out the big gun – a nitro pill. “Put this under your tongue and let it dissolve. WOW! Instant relief, no more hurting teeth!

WHOA! I am having a heart attack. This is not part of the plan to “ride go-carts when I am 110 years old." I am 40 years away from that goal.

I was transferred to Mason City for an angiogram. No sweat, a fairly common procedure, get a stent and be on my way. Oops, wrong again. I had six blockages and needed bypass surgery. I knew that was the biggie, but I did not realize it is the final option. That’s when it really hit me – my goal of riding go-carts at 110 was in jeopardy. The prognosis says I can make this goal.

Mason City, stay on track to fix the name, and keep moving forward to get the go-cart track built in down town. That way, 40 years from now, I will have a place to go to fulfill my life goal!

John Bowman, Britt


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