« Last post by ptbass75 on Today at 04:25:14 PM »
Yeah, I think with the cost of rent and the need for a business to do all that is possible to ensure success, it seems inevitable that change would be coming in. And since gap has had such luck with that gap factory store, I'm not surprised they would want to throw in an Old Navy across the way.
Charm and small-town appeal doesn't seem likely. Look at what happened to Forest Hills. It's chain store Central, but there are still a few gems to be found.
I just came back from going up the Hudson Valley over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised by how the town of Beacon has turned the corner. Block upon block of cafés, mom-and-pop boutiques, artesian bakeries and restaurants, and art spaces. Not to mention the amazing dia beacon, which can hold its own to any major manhattan museum.
for the price of our two bedroom you can get a house. But then again, it isn't New York City.