By Nate McMurray;
Town of Grand Island Supervisor
As you may have heard, a brand new, state of the art Welcome Center is coming to Grand Island. The Governor visited last week and he mentioned it specifically in his speech. I’ve been pushing for it as soon as I heard of the possibility, and so has our Chamber of Commerce, led by Eric Fiebelkorn’s efforts. It’s a fantastic thing!
And we are not just talking about something like the old dump of a building near the roundabout. That place is a nightmare. If I had the power to tear it down tomorrow, I would. Yes, I was thankful that they put in the new giant flag and did some other subtle improvements. But let’s be honest. Even at its height that old building served one purpose—selling bus tours to lost tourists on behalf of a private company. Actually, it might have been a decent gas station once, long ago. I can’t remember. But it was never truly a Welcome Center. It was a trap.