Personally, I don’t mind Barracks Road shopping center. As far as shopping areas go, it’s not bad – it’s open air, has good stores – Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Greenberry’s Coffee, Barnes and Nobles, Five Guys are among my favorites and is walkable (once there) and is walkable from lots of nearby neighborhoods.
Taking out the only trees in the entire shopping center? From my point of view: stupid.
(I’d still rather shop on Amazon).