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Big-box sites have to be separated

Dear Editor,

Let’s be positive about the Crystal River Marketplace mall.

The reason the big-box site is so far from any of the other shopping mall buildings is that they have to be that separated in order to be subdivided by the owner (Huster) so they can be sold off.

And the big-box retailers all want to have their own spaces; not rent them. That is why we could not have a cute village-type connected shopping mall with a functional play-fun enclosed area and/or central theme type arboretum with a pond or water feature even if we wanted one like it.

So, yes, Mr. Huster will be selling the 125,000-square-foot big-box site to a big chain retailer, if he can find one. This also forces us people in a little mountain town to drive to shop, instead of walk and neighborhood/community and visit-one-another-type shop. Thanks for voting “no.”

Doc Philip


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