Now you see it, now you don’t. Monday the big trucks rolled into Christopher Creek, along with the big demolition machines.
They headed down the road to the Landmark. By Tuesday morning all that was left standing was the fireplace that used to be in the dining room. Owners Gary and Cindy Weirlinger decided it would be best to tear it all down and start over.
Gary and Cindy live part time here in Christopher Creek and part time in Gilbert. Gary owns a steel construction business and Cindy is attending culinary school. Gary said he has been working very hard with JMW Construction Company out of Phoenix to design and build a new restaurant and bar where the old one once stood. The new name will be The Landmark @ The Creek.
He hopes to be serving food and beverages, and having bands on weekends. He has some great ideas, and he thinks it will take eight to 10 months to complete, depending on how things go.
Gary is a pretty nice guy, he gave numerous residents pieces from the demolition that they were able to sell and get a profit from. He also gave Creekside Restaurant some of the kitchen items.
Residents are saying it looks nice now that the old place is down. Everyone can’t wait to see just what the Weirlingers have in store for Christopher Creek.
As I watched them tear down the rest of the building on Tuesday morning, many locals were standing by reminiscing of days gone by. Jim and Pat Oliver were out taking their morning walk and Pat was talking about how they used to go inside the little store in the ’60s to get their mail.
She said anyone that was going to town would pickup the mail for all the residents and take it to the little store. Residents would go over to the store and look through the beer flat on the counter for their mail.
Back then things were simple. You did not have to worry because no one would take your mail.
It was a quiet, safe area where everyone knew everyone. It is still kind of like that, but you could not get your mail out of a beer flat anymore.
It will be nice to have another place in the creek to go to enjoy some music and get some food, but it is not going to happen overnight, unfortunately.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. That is the next fireboard meeting, and if you are concerned about your taxes going up from $2.02 to $2.30, then you need to attend this meeting and voice your opinion.
Don’t depend on someone else to handle it, come and voice your opinion. It was passed at the last board meeting for publication, but if you don’t want your taxes to be raised, then show up.
Kendra Lewinson and Marlys Szezepanski will be adding another candle to their cakes May 4. Pat Guevara will be celebrating on May 5. Pat McCollum will add another candle May 8 and Nancy Ashby will have another birthday May 10. Wishing all of you a happy birthday.