I enjoyed reading the article on Bob Logan's Conoco station in the June 3 Steamboat Pilot & Today. I take issue, however, with Jim Cook's insinuation that somehow Bob's station is a blight on downtown. I submit that walking traffic turns around at Bob's because the parking lot, motels and Planned Parenthood that follow do not provide a compelling reason to continue.
Mr. Cook's position is both self-serving and arrogant. Who is he referring to when he uses the collective "we"? I for one have no use for yet another T-shirt shop, yet relish the opportunity to drop off an ailing vehicle with the best mechanics in town - and still be able to walk to work. Like most of us who live in Steamboat, we moved here because of the way the town is, rather than what prospectors such as Mr. Cook hope to change it into - with the singular goal of lining their own pockets. I hope we are all fortunate enough to see Bob's station in the same place 10 years from now. His investment will no doubt be worth even more then.