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The lost soul of Aspen

Dear Editor:Now that we have lost the chance to host a second World Cup, it is time to turn to the very recent news about the Red Onion.I will never forget walking into the Onion after skiing in Jan. 1959 and witnessing the fun and rousing nature of “beer gulch.” I met friends from CU and we proceeded to have an Aspen night. Over the years when I returned to Aspen it was the Onion where I could walk into and always run into buddies. To see this icon of downtown Aspen leave us is truly a big deal. Though I don’t drink anymore, it is still the Onion that I look at to be reminded of great times in a town that once held the best pub crawl of all.Après-ski was the Onion, and it was the place that the night ended with breakfast at the restaurant in the wee hours of morn. We probably can’t really save the Onion, but we can put some burrs under the saddle of these greedheads who own the Onion building. Buy the T-shirt, go say hello to Wabs this winter, and hope that a miracle will happen.Money is clearly stealing the soul of Aspen.Andy HansonAspen Highlands