True originals |

True originals

I feel for the Martayans thinking that Chanel is an Aspen landmark. Their perspective of what Aspen is might be a bit skewed (or perhaps Im just sentimental).They likely dont remember what made and makes Aspen a town, like Toms Market, The Tom Thumb, RPs, Glen Rose, the Pub, The Bank of Aspen (Thats my bank!), The Aspen Times, Matthews Drug, Guidos (Crestahaus and Swiss Inn), The Red Onion, The Steak Pit, The Silver Chicken, Fothergills, Pinocchios, The Wiener Stube, Terese David, Arthurs, Explore Booksellers, Palazzi Texaco, Stans Garage, The Epicure, King Georges, The Thrift Shop, Beck & Bishops, The Hobby Shop, The Whale of a Wash (Let Georgie do it), Freddies Fix-It Shop, the Hyman Street Deli, Sardis Lumber and Hardware, The Peppermint Tree, The Garrett, Aspen Painting, The Prince Albert, Alpine Jewelers, Aspen Sports, The Crystal Palace, La Cocina, Ute City Bank, Conners Sinclair, The Country Store, the Municipal Pool, Arka Abode Adornments (ever wonder where the name Arka came from?), The Abbey Cellar, Toros, the White Kitchen, Delice, the Mountain Chalet, The Golden Horn, the Copper Kettle, The Limelite Lodge, The Aspen Meadows, the Toklat (once located at the edge of town), Amelias, Aspen Stereo, Great Divide Music, the Jerome Hotel (the blue and white version), Dr. Crandall, Aspen State Teachers College, Little Cliffs, the Aspen Ice Gardens … Oh, Im sure I missed a few, I may have misspelled some, and I cant remember the names of others.But unlike Chanel and other ritzy chains, those are Aspen originals. Or perhaps Im just an old Aspen nostalgic.Tamie (Mullikin) MeckPaoniaAHS class of 1977

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