Wal-Mart threatening Cottage View Drive-In

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 9, 2012 at 4:59 am

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COTTAGE GROVE, MN — A new Super Wal-Mart could go up in place of the beloved Cottage View Drive-In. As one of two remaining drive-ins left in the area, the potential closing could be devastating but maybe inevitable due to the costs of a digital upgrade.

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(Thanks to biograph68 for providing the photo.)

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Comments (5)

KenLayton
KenLayton on April 9, 2012 at 5:36 am

The wholesale forcing of theaters to convert to big screen television projection will drive many mom-and-pop theaters out of business.

MPol
MPol on April 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

That’s very true, KenLayton. However, in this case, it sounds as if WalMart is about to stick the final nail into this drive-in theatre’s coffin. Disgusting! WalMart has forced too many independent mom and pop businesses to go under. It’s a community killer.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on April 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

As long as people continue to support Wally World by shopping there, there’s not much anyone can do about its increasing presence.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

All three of you Right On.

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on April 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

I suppose if you owned that drive in and Walmart came in and offered you…say 3 million for the property..you WOULD NOT take it? Trolleyguy and MPol…Let me ask you this. Do you remember Woolworth 5 and 10? When FW Wollworth came to town and opened his five and dime store, do you think he put the mom and pops out of business? Walmart is nothing more than a modern day 5 and 10.

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