I drove by Hawthorne Plaza the other day, and I had a flashback to what it was like in the 70s and 80s. We had a Rich's Bakery. Oh, what I wouldn't do for those cakes, cookies and other sweets. At one time the plaza was a bustling mecca of activity. All the stores were filled and with a good variety.
I thought about it a little bit. I would love to see some variety shops come back and see the building restored or updated, and a playground put out there for kids to play. It could be at the top of the rarely used parking lot. Mom could shop while Dad watches the kids. Maybe an ice cream shoppe with a restaurant in the corner where Persuaders used to be.
I see lots of young families in the area all the time. I am sure that something like that would bring some good attention. Just an idea. What would you like to see down Veterans Memorial Highway?
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