I think it’s great that commerce is coming to Lady’s Island. It is beyond me that people are against industry taking useless land, swamp land with scrub pines and not much else and turning it into productive, revenue-generating property.
Upscale stores bring people with money, providing taxes, jobs and commerce. We aren’t talking pristine redwood forests here but land nobody has even been on or would want to be on. While I think it’s great the Land Trust buys up land with vistas for parks, etc., we need a balance. While I agree we do not need another gas station since we have six within a half mile of each other, I think a Harris Tweeter and Starbucks is great for out area.
I love the hypocrisy of some of the people voicing negative opinions since they didn’t mind flora and fauna being destroyed when their own homes were built, or hundreds of trees removed to make way for their tennis courts, clubhouses, pools, and golf courses.
The newer commercial establishments in nearby Frogmore are doing quite well and providing commerce to one of the otherwise poorest communities in the country.
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