Wal-Mart threatening Cottage View Drive-In
posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm
COTTAGE GROVE, MN — A new Super Wal-Mart could go up in place of the beloved Cottage View Drive-In. As one of two remaining drive-ins left in the area, the potential closing could be devastating but maybe inevitable due to the costs of a digital upgrade.
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(Thanks to biograph68 for providing the photo.)
The wholesale forcing of theaters to convert to big screen television projection will drive many mom-and-pop theaters out of business.
That’s very true, KenLayton. However, in this case, it sounds as if WalMart is about to stick the final nail into this drive-in theatre’s coffin. Disgusting! WalMart has forced too many independent mom and pop businesses to go under. It’s a community killer.
As long as people continue to support Wally World by shopping there, there’s not much anyone can do about its increasing presence.
All three of you Right On.
I suppose if you owned that drive in and Walmart came in and offered you…say 3 million for the property..you WOULD NOT take it? Trolleyguy and MPol…Let me ask you this. Do you remember Woolworth 5 and 10? When FW Wollworth came to town and opened his five and dime store, do you think he put the mom and pops out of business? Walmart is nothing more than a modern day 5 and 10.