This bottleneck was created in the name of progress.What was farmland has been sold for development. Good for the farmer, I guess. Since last summer, a strip mall has stood where the farm used to be. Rumors have been flying around my subdivision about who the tenants of this eyesore will be. Here are some of the hopeful guesses:
an Indian food restaurant
a coffee shop
But as of February 2009, there are no businesses occupying the strip mall. It does have a name, though, The Village on Scholls Ferry. I understand why the mall is vacant. The economy is in free fall. That doesn't make it any less depressing when I drive by this development and think about all of the work(and money) that went into this mall that apparently no tenant can afford to move into. In more ways than one, I believe this project is a waste of money. And God help our neighborhood when the mall does become fully operational. Then traffic will really be a nightmare.
I contacted Kate Smyth with JCR Development by email to ask if and when any businesses will be opening soon. She responded that, so far, only a salon has signed a lease and that, of course, she is hoping that other businesses will follow suit.
I propose tearing it down and growing some trees if they don't.