Hey KJ, do you remember the Wegmans on East Ave? I think you used to shop there when you lived in the city. Was it crazy busy then? With an impossible small parking lot and none of the bells and whistles of the larger, mega-Wegs , we've come to know and love (and seriously, crowded 24/7), they are in the midst of totally renovating that entire block and building a brand new store.
I have to admit that most city-dwellers, like myself seem genuinely excited. It is the closest Wegmans to my house, by far...actually it's within walking distance (though I do pass a Tops along the way...3 guesses why I NEVER go in there) and I jumped for joy when I heard about the proposed plan. But, with progress, goes resistance and of course factor in that this is Rochester...bottom line, some people are complaining and I have to tell you, aside from totally burning me up, it completely mystifies me. That market serves a huge swath of the community and there are plenty of folks, just like me, who won't set foot in there because it is just impossible to deal with. The community has outgrown this Wegmans completely, so when they decide on the obvious...that they must improve the store, what do they get...a bunch of sentimental drivel about how the evil 'big business' has pushed out small business and torn down 'historic' buildings (you would think they tore down the Eiffel Tower the way these people go on). It's just all so naive and small-town...and exactly why, in 15 years Rochester has not gotten any better...it hasn't gotten any worse...but certainly no better.
There is so much more to say...let me know what you think. Right now, I'm pretty peeved.