To people “from” Pine Plains — whatever that means — the empty Memorial Hall held a treasury of warm memories. But for anyone else, particularly potential entrepreneurs, the decaying building in the center of town was a mark of a community that could not get it together. Until 3 businessmen with stakes in developing and preserving the community bought the old building at auction and rather than generating their own private plan, they actually invited the community to have a say in how the centerpiece of the town could be used. This video documents the first open meeting with the community.

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