So far, you are not even in the running.
Haynes is just fine and will find it's own way. It will eventually need a Mall, Target, Costco and two more auto dealerships to merger with the downtown dealerships and become "Auto Row". I can hear the radio now, "Terry, Forsyth, Glendive, Drive a little and save a lot and speaking of lots, we've got lots of new and used pickups and cars just right for you. Need a new Buick Lucerne or LaCrosse? We got em'. How bout a Ford F-950, Super Duty, SUV cab, long bed for hauling those groceries back to the ranch. What color do you want? We got em'. We'll even buy your gas. Drive, push, pull or drag your trade in we'll give you top dollar. All credit applications accepted."
Here is the prescription for the rest of MC. Start with several huge buses, belching diesel smoke 24-7, turn Main one way from Haynes to Riverside Park from 5AM til 3PM while the light rail is being constructed in the "closed for construction" lane. As business starts to suffer downtown, some will close, there will be mysterious fires and the stores with insurance will find their way to shiny places on Haynes. Don't worry about the bars. They will be fine. Don't worry about the churches. They will be filled with people praying for the people in the bars and bemoaning the changes that evil has wrought through change.
Main street will be transformed. There will now be room for a new casino or two and the pawnshop will open a second store in the old Montana theater site after it is purchased by United artists and moved to the new multi-plex on Haynes. Everyone did well on this change as the new "Church on Main", next to the Saint Vincent de Paul, got the old theater seats at a bargain. What a sight to see the stern faced women, with their hair piled in buns, walking past the transients on there way to and from the new park and ride at Riverside Park. Of course the name will be changed to "Central Metro Park" as Riverside Park Park just sounded silly.
The drum circle and cush exchange will move to the pumping plant, behind the art center. This was needed as the trees were removed in Riverside park for the necessary paving, lighting and new landscape.
There will be plenty of parking between Bridge Street and Main as no one could stay in business on the side streets, during the construction. Pedestrian traffic will increase as the new grow store, selling hydroponics and lights moves in from Bozeman. It is of course located next door to the dispensary that also has an on site diagnostition/caregiver, qualified to prescribe for anything from glaucoma, sleep deprivation to a very painful, ingrowing eyelash.
Thank God, someone will finally have enough foresight to realize that business breeds business and a restaurant row will appear on Main Street. A whole new world of tastes and experiences will open up for those willing to forego steak and taters, for a change. Many will be delighted at the opportunity, those that are not will still go to the new Perkins that is at the old 4-B's or the new Denny's where Gallagher's used to be.
The tattoo parlor and adult book store will be allowed in the new industrial park on the other side of the Tongue River.
The quality and color of graffiti will improve as younger people find more abandoned buildings to practice on as Valley drive shrivels and more piercings be seen around town to go with the new tattoos.
There will be more homeless and more affluence, as always, a small percent on the affluence side of things. Life will end for some and go on for others. I really don't see ethnicity changing much. Some will be happy, some sad, some angry and some glad.
I suspect the world will continue to spin until we are......all........gone. On the other hand, it (the planet) could reverse directions and we could have something interesting to talk about. Oh Duh! we can always talk about each other. What was I thinking? Damn it! there I go thinking again. I've gotta' stop that.