Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland told the board of directors of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association that Aspen’s once booming real estate and construction economy is not coming back.“We can’t react to the changes in the economy like the silver miners did and think that silver is going to come back,” Ireland said. “It didn’t. And we’re not going back to the days when people bought things over the phone sight unseen. It is not that we won’t be strong … people are still interested at looking at property and will spend real money on it, but it is not going to be quite as reckless.” Ireland made his comments as part of a round of directors’ comments during the monthly ACRA board meeting on Tuesday.
By Brent Gardner-Smith, Oct. 1, 2009 Aspen Daily News

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