The following is a letter to the editor submitted to Mt. Airy Patch. If you would like to share your views on this, or any issue, please send your letters to the editor to Kaitlyn.Foti@Patch.com.
Anyone from this area taking a trip down Germantown Avenue feels worried noticing empty storefronts.
occupying the site of the former TLA video is not going to make us feel any more secure about the health of businesses in the Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy area. A Rita’s in that site will only take away foot and car traffic from the ice cream operation and Bredenbeck’s Bakery and will stand to weaken businesses that been favorite gathering places for the Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy communities. These are businesses that give back to the community non-profits and strengthen the spirit of community. A Rita’s will add little except for empty calories and empty promises.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association needs to do better for the community and pay attention to matters like deed restrictions.
Germantown Avenue shopper for 60+ years