Condoleezza Rice

Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

City redevelopment

So Williamsburg Shopping Center has been sold. The city hopes that it can be reimagined as a more "urban" center with possible stores and apartment above, and perhaps a parking deck. They want it more walkable because they say there are lots of people within walking distance. True, there are, but what percentage of those are college students? They might go to the Food Lion, but building any upscale boutiques or shops will probably not bring them in. The apartments near the center are not inhabited by people with a lot to spend, and many do not have cars. Someone should think this through carefully. Give me a reason to drive right past...

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