I totally endorse the comments of a recent writer regarding the new development at Shelter Cove and the fact that most of the natural beauty has been removed so that we can have yet another shopping center -- not to mention another grocery store. At the moment, not counting the food section at Walmart, we have eight such retailers, ranging in size from average to huge. Kroger fits the last category.
In order to have this store, along with more shops and service locations, an estimated 60-plus percent of the natural beauty has been removed. How this devastation was allowed is beyond my understanding, especially since for the past five years we have been subjected to a heated debate on removing and/or trimming trees to extend the airport runway with ongoing protests from the "Save the Trees" brigade.
Where were these people when the natural destruction of Shelter Cove took place? Furthermore, we are told that there is more development planned in the interests of attracting more visitors, etc. It was, and still is, my impression that people come to Hilton Head Island to enjoy the natural beauty of the island, not to wander around shopping centers -- something most can do at home without traveling hundreds of miles. My sincere hope is that some of the missing trees will be replaced.
But I am not holding my breath.
Hilton Head Island