Yesterday, I came across this article in the Baltimore Sun. It talks about the wishes of a developer to "improve" the Broadway in Fells Point by basically taking all the local flavor out of the block and replacing it with Banana Republics and Restoration Hardware stores.
I will be so sad if a bunch of bullshit national chains move to Fells Point. I do all my Christmas shopping at the "ma and pa" stores here and in Hampden. Personally, I like the fact that this part of Baltimore does not look like every other part of America with its Best Buys and Gaps.
Can't we just leave those retailers in the Inner Harbor? Why does America WANT every part of their existence to look the same as their local shopping mall?
This makes me sick, and I really hope it doesn't happen.