Letters to the Editor

Possible demise of Big Daddy's would be a big loss

Hello, Mayor Backus. While I was reading a newsletter I was hoping to find information on what we surprisingly saw in the Auburn Reporter last week: Big Daddy's Drive In – along with other businesses and/or vacant properties – was in the process of being considered for purchase by the City for possible future plans that may include a new entrance to Les Gove Park.

We usually don't comment on anything, and just let the City do what it feels is best, but my family was completely shocked that Big Daddy's may be going away. We were even more shocked that there didn't seem to be any firm plans in place with details that Big Daddy's might be going away for something the City "might" do with the land.

We love going to Big Daddy's for a treat occasionally, or for a family meal together out, and we're sure there are many other people who would say the same thing.

We were wondering if Big Daddy's wanted to be bought out? Or if they had no choice? We would rather see them stay, unless, of course, they wanted to take this opportunity to sell their business, instead of seeing a new entrance to Les Gove Park there. We don't suppose the new plans could work around them staying?

We just wanted to have some input. Since the board already approved this, and steps are being taken to see if all the environmental tests are passed, it looks like this may be a done deal.

Just know many people are going to be unhappy about losing Big Daddy's Drive In. They're coming to be a one-of-a-kind, as we don't see drive-in restaurants around very much anymore, unfortunately.

– Marie North and family

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