Town Square

Developement, Cinemas and small business

Original post made by Garrett, another community, on Mar 22, 2013

I have been studying, looking at the drawings of the San Antonio Shopping Center Phase 2 plans, yes change is hard to swallow. Look at what has happened around here. While you live in the Crossings, remember this was the site of the Old Mill and the AMC Old Mill 6 theater. I saw Star Wars here. For those in the Monte Loma, you were near Mayfield Mall, which in its day was a nice place to shop.

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Posted by Change
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

"..., yes change is hard to swallow."

It's not that.. It's that change for the WORSE is hard to swallow. Or rather, watching property developers (with their supporters in the City) ruin the character of this town.

Most successful malls are within a few minute drive of a major freeway. At best, you are looking at 10 minutes to 85 and 15 minutes to 101. At peak times, you are talking 30 minutes. I hope the development is a success, but we should be prepared for a ghost town...

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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on Mar 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm

When this shopping center was planned and the first part of it was built, Bayshore Highway was a 4 lane road, freeway standard was completed in 1964.