Article: Historic Park Inn - Mason City, IA

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DavidC
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Article: Historic Park Inn - Mason City, IA

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Back when this undertaking was beginning 20 some years ago, I firmly believed that the economics of such a large restoration of a sizable commercial complex in the downtown of a small town were not sustainable. I am so glad I was wrong. Kudos to all involved.

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DRN wrote:Back when this undertaking was beginning 20 some years ago, I firmly believed that the economics of such a large restoration of a sizable commercial complex in the downtown of a small town were not sustainable. I am so glad I was wrong. Kudos to all involved.
I'll be sure to pass along your congratulations when I'm there in May ... :D
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Roderick Grant
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The place was a mess when I saw it 34 years ago. It looked better when FLWBC met in Mason City in the 90s, but still not good enough, especially the bank. Guess I will have to take another trip.

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Roderick,

Let me know when you are coming to Mason City and I will give you
a personal tour of all of our architectural highlights.

Paul
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Paul Ringstrom
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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Roderick Grant
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Covid will change the restaurant/bar situation forever. Perhaps they should do what some European countries do: pay a living wage and end tipping?

SDR
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Cocktails-to-go has taken hold---temporarily at least---for one thing. But the ambience and functionality of the bar scene is lost, in that instance. (I stopped going to bars when I gave up cigarettes, the same year that the Monographs were published. No connection, of course . . .)

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