Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wegmans stores all look the same (of course, it's what the store offers inside that attracts customers)

Wegmans, Hunt Valley, Maryland
Hunt Valley Maryland, photo by Amy Lunday.

Wegmans, Leesburg, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia. Photo from Loudouni

Wegmans, Liverpool, New York
Liverpool, New York. Photo by Dick Blume, Syracuse Post-Standard.

Also see this past blog entry by Kaid Benfield in the NRDC Switchboard blog, "Great for Prince George's to (finally) get a Wegmans. But . . ." which makes the point that communities shouldn't measure themselves solely in terms of their shopping options, and the retail chains that open stores in their communities.

Wegmans from somewhere
Wegmans from somewhere--look at all that parking, from the Kaid Benfield blog entry.

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