Friday, August 26, 2005

They're done expanding the Walmart up on Benner Pike into a "SuperWalmart", and halfway done putting in that new arcade to it's immediate west. The effect is quite striking. What was once a wide-open field which gave a long view across the length and breadth of the valley towards the distant Bald Eagles is now yet another claustrophobic chunk of exurbia. It could be Cranberry Township, or Ocala, or Secausus. I'm not generally an anti-development blowhard, but I'll miss that empty field. It gave the Nittany Mall area an expansive feeling - a sense that we weren't being crowded in.

Oh, well. Everything changes.

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