A Jackson Hole building that housed the legendary Village Cafe and Teton Gravity Research's headquarters was torn down this week to make way for luxury development. Located at the base of the mountain and adjacent to the Jackson Hole Tram, the Village Center was the last of the original buildings from Teton Village's opening in 1964. It held down-to-earth t-shirt stores, ski rental shops, the TGR world headquarters, and of course the Village Cafe, a hole-in-the-wall dive bar that served ski bums for nearly five decades. No word on the timeline of the new luxury project, but it seems unlikely that developers could make any real construction progress before the flakes start flying. Looks like Jackson Hole might be taking a cue from the Snowmass Village play book; expect a gaping construction site at the base area throughout the winter.
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