Sep 19, 2006

Vanilla America, part 58

Today comes news of the closing of the the Steel Pier down in Atlantic City. In recent weeks, we've seen announcements of the pending departures of The Pavilion in Myrtle Beach and our own nearby Catskill Game Farm. Goodbye to these links to the past, of childhood memories and simpler times.

What will take their place? Need we ask? For the two southern parcels, look forward to retirement condos and themed outdoor walking malls with pleasant names like Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing--- or to grown men wearing mouse ears at groundbreaking ceremonies.

For Catskill, who knows...

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