Maybe it could be the next Mall of America. A zoo. Or a planetarium the likes of which no one has seen.

What do you want to see in Bates Mill No. 5? If you think the old mill is ready to go, what do you want to see in its place?

Be as grandiose or as practical as you’d like. We’ll collect ideas until Nov. 23 when we’ll sort through the pack, winnow them down to a dozen and ask readers to vote on the concept they like best. The Sun Journal will take the top three vote-getters to local economic development officials and ask, “Could that work?” and “Why or why not?”

Send your ideas — 100 words or less, please — to staff writer Kathryn Skelton at [email protected] or to her c/o Sun Journal, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243. Please include your name and contact information.


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