Here’s a shocker. The North County Times “opinion staff” is all in favor of one of their advertisers opening a 153,974 square foot big box home store in Carlsbadistan.
That’s why they’ve written an editorial congratulating the Carlsbad Planning Commission for giving “initial approval” to the Sudberry Development company, for a “153,974-square-foot Lowe’s home improvement store, a gas station, food court and small bank” in the hole on the Southwest corner of El Camino Real and Palomar Airport Rd. Yes, it is a lot that once was home to the Olympic Resort.
While we generally agree that attracting high-tech industrial, engineering and biotech companies ought to be the priority, we recognize the role that retail and like commercial services have for both nearby workers and residents,” the paper said.
Personally, we’d rather travel to the Lowe’s big enough boxes in Oceanside or Vista and keep Carlsbadistan free of big-box blight.
[Link: North County Times]