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Examiner
  • Renovate, reuse older strip malls

  • Before allowing more construction of strip malls, the city of Blue Springs must fill or renovate the old, vacant ones.

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  • To the editor:
    Before allowing more construction of strip malls, the city of Blue Springs must fill or renovate the old, vacant ones. The new strip malls on Adams Dairy are appearing everywhere. We can all agree that, yes, they do look nice. The only problem is that there are lots of empty strip malls everywhere else in Blue Springs.
    I think all the empty buildings look trashy and make Blue Springs look like a ghost town. Instead of constructing new shopping malls on Adams Dairy, why are old shopping malls not being renovated and reused?
    First of all, doing this would save money. Most just need some TLC, and they’ll be good as new! Why does just Adams Dairy have to look the nicest when we could be putting stores into old buildings and making the entire town look just as welcoming?
    I realize the new buildings are attractive and more people want to shop at them because I myself really do enjoy the new malls. They look very appealing, but they are all just clustered into one area of Blue Springs. Before new construction can go under way, old strip malls need to start being renovated and reused. An old strip mall is just as good as a new one.
     
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