June 25, 2022

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Locals talk history of Black Mountain City Sq.

Locals try to remember creating Town Sq.. Now, some stress about its foreseeable future. 

Bob Headley and John DeWitt sit at the Tee Hut on the Black Mountain Golfing Program, 1 of their preferred spots. DeWitt, white hair parted and combed, eagerly commences the dialogue. His companion, Headley, sits back again in his chair, interjecting when important to explain or incorporate aspects. 

The two males stand for the Black Mountain Parks and Greenways Inc., the basis chaired by DeWitt that built Town Sq.. 

At present, due to a shaky connection with the town, Headley and DeWitt stress about City Square’s foreseeable future. With almost nothing in producing about what variations can be produced and how the park can be utilised, the two concern commercialization of the room. 

Headley began the tale back in 2010, detailing the need to have the group felt to maintain the town centre, rather than develop it. Headley and DeWitt, among the other folks, started mobilizing the neighborhood to generate something on the patch of land. 

“The city agreed to let us to have a City Square there, and they would spend for the land, but we would be liable for raising funds for no matter what was set there,” Headley claimed.