Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Riverdale Wal-Mart Looming

The Arkie Times reports today that Wal-Mart's plans to insert a bigger-than-normal Neighborhood Market into the old Harvest Foods building in Riverdale are coming closer to fruition. That's a definite improvement over the current situation for food buyers who live down the hill from Hillcrest & the Heights, but will undoubtedly make it darned near impossible for the area to redevelop as a mixed use, walkable, transit-oriented interesting urban space any time soon.

The strip mall is dead. Long live the strip mall!