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Loss of play area will be a loss for future generations

March 7, 2012
The Marietta Times

It is with great concern and disappointment that I read about the plans for a "new" McDonald's at the Glendale Road and Gross Street location. As a parent who has spent a great deal of time (and money) at this particular location, the plans to demolish the Playland there and not to rebuild demonstrates a fundamental disregard for the parents and of children of the greater Marietta community. For many years this indoor Playland has served as an oasis of activity for our children in good weather and in bad. In fact after meeting Ronald McDonald there at the age of 3, my now 8-year-old daughter, Esther, cheerfully declared to me that she knew who she "wanted to marry."



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