Claremont Insider: Reader Mail

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Reader Mail

A reader wrote in response to Tuesday's post:

Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 08:21:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: *******
Subject: vision of tomorrow?

Personally, I would LOVE it if a few of the boutiques in the Village closed down, and were replaced by shops that sold something other than little black dresses, fancy jewelry, and expensive boutiques. As my partner loves to say, He can buy a $170 pair of shorts in the Village but not a single nail.

Let the Expansion take the hoity-toity -- bring back Powell's and other commerce that belongs in a real village, not an Entertainment District.

Ever grumpy,


Well, we can't really argue with that. Our choice of words was poor. Perhaps we should have said, "mom-and-pop" stores, rather than boutiques. In the past we've mourned the passing of Powell's Hardware, and we like that the village has a place like Everett Shoe Repair on Yale.

Thanks, dear reader, for the input.