I read your editorial, "Kimco might learn a thing or two from Long Reach center," about the development in the Long Reach Village Center compared to the problems of the Wilde Lake Village Center. As a property owner in Wilde Lake, I have attended many meetings only to leave in great frustration. Kimco Realty proposed many attractive redevelopment programs only to be rejected.
Many people want "things the way they were," with an anchor supermarket where the Giant used to be. A common objection to the development plans was traffic. Anyone visiting the Wilde Lake Village Center can see the empty parking lots and the lack of activity with great sadness. It is also obvious that the remaining stores are barely hanging on, waiting impatiently for the redevelopment of Wilde Lake.