Letter to the Editor: Over the bridge

When we built our home on the dream location her back in 1978, we became accustomed to heading up to the big box hardware and garden places in Naples for things not available on Marco.

During the past months we have had occasions to use local merchants for these things and we are very pleased.

The service, attitude ... outstanding. The variety of items stocked is substantial.

Considering the time and cost of gas for going over the bridge, locals are a real bargain.

They even arranged for delivery and placed the material exactly where we wanted it.

Try Marco first. Beat the traffic.

Vince Kiernan

Marco Island

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MrBreeze writes:

When I first arrived on the island in 2000 I found the local merchants to be so out of touch due to jabbing the rich guy for many years.

I did enjoy finding the "true value" store and the prices were higher but still in the range.

Since then the new store has taken over and I do shop there often and the selection is good and the location is great and the people are nice.

WizeOlMarco writes:

It's still paradise, just have to share it with others.

marco826 writes:

Marco Council has an idea of creating a Xanadu...The Island was perfect back when Klaus. I first came here 25 years ago. Now we have Giant Tee Shirt stores, cheap gifts, Two proposed miniature golf spots and a zoning ordinance that blows in the wind. Less is more.

bondie writes:

Typical of what small minded people would say.
Close the bridge or doors after they arrived. It is because we have a reputation for our beaches,our town's aminities that keep people coming and keeping facilities for all of to enjoy all summer. Also, our tourist destination statis offers many jobs to many people who otherwise would have to travel out of town to earn a living or not even able to live here. Some folks are very myopic, self centered and think only of them selves. "Shut down the bridge now that I am here!"

Brisla writes:

Roads were paved with a mix of asphalt and seashells, you occasionally had to stop for an alligator to cross Collier, there was only one traffic light, and there were no grotesque McMansions. It was definitely a different time.

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