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To the Editor:
I live in Southington, and have fond memories of the downtown Plantsville section with its antique dealers, coffee shops, and eclectic gifts. It was a wonderful place to stroll. It’s mostly gone now. Places cater to “grab and go” and the overall atmosphere is less leisurely. I hate to see this happen in your lovely town.
Progress is important, but some things are best left as they are. I have always enjoyed visiting the small shops on LaSalle. Friends, family – we always make a day of it, ending with a delicious meal in one of our favorite restaurants. I’m not sure you need more competing businesses in this particular area. I also have concerns about added traffic from additional building projects. Is there really a value added – for the majority of those who value tradition, along with progress?
This letter was submitted as a response to an Op-Ed written by West Hartford resident Sherry Haller that was published by on Jan. 5, 2023.