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BOULDER BETWIXT AND BE TEENS! No Place to go
Boulder’s teenagers are at a loss. So many families have two parents working full time, giving Boulder’s teens few options for play. Recently Mark Megibow, the original percussionist for Face — the all-vocal group, came up with a plan. Start a “teen club” and use the former Purple Martini bar facilities at 29th Street above Laudisio’s restaurant. There Megibow will have musical entertainment in a club atmosphere for teens. Will costs prohibit some from going there?
Not long ago a group of high school teens were overheard talking after school hours about what to do. One said, “My parents aren’t home and we can’t go there now,” another said, “My parents don’t want us at the house” and it went on from there. While “use to be’s ” don’t count any more the truth is there were so many activities and sport options during the summer and school years for teens until schools and teachers decided they didn’t have budgets nor time for these activities. In the winter the well-off go skiing while the others seem to hang around shopping centers.
A few years ago, several people started a teen center on the Hill and it failed badly with the organizers deciding that most teens don’t want a “center.” After that, some proposed a fancy teen club in the Flatirons Theater building but that was heavily thwarted by the Hill residents who used parking as an excuse. I would say a better excuse was that it was too close to all the bars and alcohol outlets on the Hill.
Teenagers are filled with fun-loving positive energy until it is thwarted by bad experiences or influential friends and others. Let’s support a safe, positive and entertaining environment for these young people who represent this country’s future. Provide activities, including musical lessons, opportunities to perform on stage, etc.and sports. We wish Mark Megibow and others who join in this new proposed venture, the very best in this new teen club idea!
Positive stories about teenagers are wonderful, enriching and inspirational. Let’s see where this “club” idea goes. Support these beautiful teens! They are the future!
Donna Marek writes for Boulder Channel 1 News 3-5 times a week. contact her here in the comments section.