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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Attention New CVS at Gravois/Germania!

New CVS, have you started construction yet?

I hope not. Why? Because I know you probably think you're in a suburban enough area to go ahead and put spacious parking in the front of your store. In some ways, I even understand your logic. And I commend you for obliterating a brownfield (former gas station), even if I question the need for you, considering that nearby Walgreens.

But predictable suburban building wasn't the route of Chippewa Square at Lindenwood and Chippewa--another somewhat suburban area of the city.

They chose to build up to the street and put their parking provisions behind their collection of stores:

From Pictures

Relatively nice, huh? That's all I ask for. Oh, and minimize, if not drop altogether, destruction of homes, of which three are rumored (on Austria or Germania? I don't know). Thanks.

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Unknown said...

I'm so proud of you. :)

Mark Groth said...

Amen brother! Thanks for sticking up for the 12th ward! Sometimes other more central city people seem to dismiss this part of town. I think it would set precedent and raise the bar.

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