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Old 06-05-2015, 02:06 PM
 
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Was this before or after the parking deck collapsed?

That was across the street. Both mall and Ht are doing fine. Thanks for the smarmy comment nonetheless.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:56 PM
 
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In most places there are grocery stores right near each other, as are there gas stations on every corner, and banks/ATM's close to each other, also pharmacy/drug stores...this is just the way the operate. I don't understand such opposition to having great groceries like TJ's, Wegmans, etc. come into the area. It's smart growth in my opinion and enhances the area...What is the reason?

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Old 06-05-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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Basically most people especially older people do not like change, even if it is for the better of the community in which they live. Don' try to understand it, its just the way it is. As for this case in which Trader Joes wanted to located on a high profile corner of Friendly/Hobbs local residents mostly older residents opposed it just because they simply cannot tolerate change. I have noticed in Greensboro and other cities older people especially will complain for change and economic development and advocate to compete with Charlotte, but once such changes does actually occur such as: the Grasshoppers ballpark, Tanger Performing Arts Center, Bellemeade Village, etc. ect. ect. ect. ect. ect. the same exact people will complain about such changes on the community such as taxes, road congestion, whatever.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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In most places there are grocery stores right near each other, as are there gas stations on every corner, and banks/ATM's close to each other, also pharmacy/drug stores...this is just the way the operate. I don't understand such opposition to having great groceries like TJ's, Wegmans, etc. come into the area. It's smart growth in my opinion and enhances the area...What is the reason?
Depends on how you define "right near". Around here most grocery stores you need to drive to get from one to the other. Having three that close together is just nuts. I've said it before and I'll say it again I don't get the hype about TJs AND if they are sooo great folks would have gladly driven to Quaker Village to shop.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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Basically most people especially older people do not like change, even if it is for the better of the community in which they live. Don' try to understand it, its just the way it is. As for this case in which Trader Joes wanted to located on a high profile corner of Friendly/Hobbs local residents mostly older residents opposed it just because they simply cannot tolerate change. I have noticed in Greensboro and other cities older people especially will complain for change and economic development and advocate to compete with Charlotte, but once such changes does actually occur such as: the Grasshoppers ballpark, Tanger Performing Arts Center, Bellemeade Village, etc. ect. ect. ect. ect. ect. the same exact people will complain about such changes on the community such as taxes, road congestion, whatever.
I don't think that's all of it. I grew up in Green Valley and my 86 year old mother still lives there. She doesn't care. The people who don't like it are the ones who live where the traffic will be annoying to them. The people in that development just adjacent to the property are the ones with the signs in their yards. Hobbs Road people too.

I remember when that stretch that includes the Tajmah Teeter was a horse farm. Then it was Burlington Industries. Now it a place for people to get more stuff. It happens, and people who have been here for a long time know it.
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