Shopper’s World Continues to Decline

Good news: some banks are lending again.

Rivanna Plaza, in front of Kegler’s on 29 North, will take advantage of the 50,000 cars passing every day, bringing a Dunkin Donuts, a day care chain, Ragazzi’s and more.

No word yet on any traffic improvements to alleviate what presumably will be a few more turns in and out of the new shopping center.

Not so good news: Shoppers World continues to decline and traffic is likely to get more congested on 29 North.

Is this the future of Shopper’s World?What do you think should happen to Shopper’s World? I say turn it into a park.

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  1. Anslem Gentle August 31, 2011 at 19:44

    Maybe I am missing something here.  Do we really need another strip mall on 29 offering nothing new?  There are plenty of empty storefronts that can house those businesses.  I thought the idea was to reduce the sprawl.  

    1. Jim Duncan September 1, 2011 at 11:00

      Heh. And that’s the thing, isn’t it? Building things like this is incongruous with collective desire to reduce urban sprawl, but here it is … the owners of Shoppers World have let it decline and deteriorate so the tenants look elsewhere. 

      I can’t help but think that the ramifications of the exodus out of the City to the County is going to have some long term effects. 


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