No spots at the inn

I was in awe (not in a good way) reading Grove Park Inn's response to the woman writing about new parking fee [“Shame on the Grove Park Inn,” Dec. 5 Xpress].

First of all, I was struck by the institution of a parking fee to begin with. Isn't it enough that we locals and our non-local families patronize Grove Park Inn’s restaurants, gift stores, etc., spending our precious money? But that wasn't bad enough.

GPI's response to the woman was one of the most painfully arrogant things I have ever read. Some of these patrons that GPI is so happy can't afford to glimpse the magnificent inn aren't even fortunate enough to earn $10 an hour.

Shame on GPI's Ronald Morin for his careless attitude, and shame on GPI for allowing its nastiness to color such a fun family Christmastime activity.

— Janice Sutton

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  1. Christian

    I completely agree. Mr. Morin’s letter was pulled right out from his you-know-what. I find it shameful Grove Park Inn would prefer that fewer people show up to view the Gingerbread homes. GPI should bend over backwards to find solutions to accomodate those wanting to view the homes rather than finding ways to discourage it. The attitude and arrogance is stunning – but what drives it all home is the fact that we take almost every guest that comes to town for drinks and/or dinner at GPI. As of now, I am not impressed in the least. GPI’s legacy is one of family, community, tradition and comfort. Unfortunately the new attitude emerging from GPI is the antithesis of that.

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