Walgreens fence is barrier to business growth in Le Roy
I took this picture last week, but I have the same thought every time I reach the intersection of Main St. and Lake St. in Le Roy: What good is Walgreens going to do for Le Roy? What where village planners thinking when they agreed to see two buildings that fit the village torn down and replaced by one that intentionally doesn't fit?
The Walgreens will do nothing to help the existing businesses in the village or help fill up the 10 or so vacant store fronts there.
The parking lot in front of the building is designed to make Walgreens a drive in, buy, and leave location. The black metal fence further imprisons Walgreens customers, sending a clear message: Don't park here and walk to the village.
A new company coming into an existing business district couldn't send a more hostile message to the local community than this parking lot and fence.