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I remember working for mr Von Frellick he was a very knowledgable man he trained me to sell office space for Academy Park when it first opened and he was working on a kiosk for realtors he always was thinking out of box and I was so excited when he promoted me to work with future clients who needed office space. I liked sales a lot and he gave everyone a chance to succeed and his daughter Gerry was very nice. His Diamond Hill project was developing he was a man with compassion for life and respected your opinion but he Expected his employees to put in a good days work no slackers. So glad I found this article I am over 70 now and was just telling my husband about him as we discussed our beginning jobs. Great man

Last time talked to him was around 1977 1978
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To it another thought he was a true visionary

I think there was a train that kids could ride in the park before the mall was built? Seems the "engineer" said that the train would not run next year because of a mall being built. I was so mad at the mall being constructed.

My father James Larkin owned a small barbecue restaurant on Hampton Road where Cinderella City was to be built, called Dixie Barbecue. When Cinderella City was approved, I suppose the owner of building he was in (in was on the corner of Hampton and another street, looked like a converted home) ended the lease to my father and he had to move away (it was to become part of the parking lot of Cinderella City) to a new business called Town and Country Catering. As a small boy I have very fond memories of Dixie Barbecue, 'helping' my father as a 5 or 6 year old boy and the kitchen, food lockers, and forever the smell of barbecue cooking outside. Amazingly, we moved away from Colorado before I ever even saw Cinderella City.

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