Originally Posted by wrenegade
That is the way it is designed. The Little Mountain project won't have anything more than token small retail spaces (coffee shop, etc).
Considering the number of people that are going be injected into the neighborhood, and considering that there isn't much retail close by, I would hope that they would pay better attention to the retail suites. I would hope they would make the spaces attractive to more than just a coffee shop, nail salon, and an insurance office.
The good thing about main street is that most of the retail spaces have their own colors and materials that give each retailer or restaurant their own identity. How much more could it cost to give each retail space a different look, instead of the usual tired old glass storefront.