|| Asymmetry | Archive | April 18, 2005 |
So far we've seen turtles, countless geese and ducks (which people do feed, regardless of the signs giving four or five logical reasons why this is a bad idea), our recent heron, and fish. Erosion channels from the winter are making inroads into some of the paths, and the stone blocks that edge one (not both) of the ponds are falling into it in places. A few homeless people seem to camp there, in corners away from the crowds, and one of the corners is usually home to someone panhandling the passing cars.
It is, in sum, a city park in a fairly small city that has bigger things to worry about. Among my other impressions so far is that Worcester does a lot of positive thinking. Sure, there are problems, but plans for improvement are in constant ferment.
Up the street from us is a big brownfield site currently occupied by tons of earthmoving and sorting equipment, and a sign saying that it will soon be the home of a new CVS and so many thousand feet of rentable retail space. While this will likely be nicer than what's there now, the strip across the street from it currently houses a CVS. So we have the empty Shaws since the store moved into big new digs across the parking lot, and now we'll have an empty CVS, which will move across the street? Or can they keep two open with a hundred yards of each other? The shoe store in the adjoining strip is going out of business, by the way. I can't imagine who is going to rent these thousands of feet of retail space, but someone out there is thinking positively.
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