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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Letter to the Editor: The closing and remodeling of Katie Belle’s

To the Editor:

The article about the closing and remodel of the famous “Katie-Belle’s,” was truly the most provocative news article of the year. To think that any person in their right mind would even think of destroying the architectural beauty of a magnificent representation of a turn of the century dance hall/boarding house. The building is dated and in need of updating. Well duh! It was built and dated to around the turn of the century which is what makes the interior and exterior one of, if not the most, unique buildings in The Villages. Your article goes on about how it will close and the downstairs will be reserved for some other commercial application and that a floor will be built where you can now look up and see a spectacular colored glass ceiling which represents a beautiful skylight. Again, what fool in his right mind could think a floor would be as aesthetically appealing as the existing beauty of the current ceiling. A destruction I compare with destroying one of our national treasures.

Randall Edgar
Village of Caroline

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