Mark House · March 31, 2021 at 8:29 am
"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffett
To go forward we must take the steps needed to get there.
JohnQPublic · March 2, 2021 at 4:21 pm
Oh, heaven forbid anything changes or grows ever! I for one, really like the plan. New Town, as it's called, sounds great. Much better than a depressing row of no-tell motels and never-visited businesses.
Please, yes, can our kids have someplace to go, (and spend my money) other than Gainesville? Nobody wants to come to Warrenton, and it's no surprise why. What's here? A few bars and one or two interesting shops on Main St. A bunch of fast food places that can found elsewhere. Other than a few exceptions, Main St has become a revolving set of businesses that can't seem to get enough customers, and relocated to Haymarket or Gainesville because there are other things there to attract them.
Of course you can whine about growth, but the alternative is that Warrenton becomes yet another withering town where every kid's goal is to move away ASAP. The last time somebody wanted to develop a movie theatre, restaurants, and shopping area, they were shouted down by the NIMBYs. And so, if anybody wants to do anything fun, it's a 15 minute drive to Gainesville.