Julienne ‘Julie’ LaMere, event coordinator and manager-in-training at an upscale resort in Colorado Springs, is frantically finalizing details for the Leadership Luncheon with many local community leaders with frequent last-minute changes. Lobster? No, scallops. Red? Blue? No, white tablecloths, Music? No, no music. Then back to scallops again? “This event must be executed with precision and perfection,” her boss expected.
Do you remember the Five&Dime on the corner with the penny candy, the family owned restaurant where the owner always knew your name, the ice cream shop with the on-site creamery you could watch through the big window? Where have they all gone? Many communities have had the same change in the landscape, but despite several ongoing emotional protests, the superstore Price Cuts still broke ground. Sadly, after a year, several Mom and Pop shops are being forced ‘out of business’ making a plan to destroy the superstore an obvious response…and as Francis Bacon says, “Revenge is like a wild justice.”