Bayshore Mall Not as Welcoming as Before, Claims Letter to the Editor
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The Bayshore Mall has always been a welcoming place for everyone. Things have changed. No longer are the early morning walkers welcome.
We were informed the Mall doors would not open until 9:30 a.m. They use to open at 6 a.m. but the last few years it changed to 7 a.m.
Walkers have always had a safe and dry place to walk as our winters are normally very wet. Many of us have been meeting there since the Mall opened. Some are in their 80’s and still trucking along.
New management has decided to try and keep the homeless away by using this tactic. They are also alienating the general public. Benches and seating are also disappearing. People who utilize the bus lines no longer have a place to go while waiting for their transfer bus.
Many men “shop” with their wives and enjoy the benches. Some of the walkers have medical conditions and need to rest before continuing. Benches are quite scarce.
The Mall stores seem to be declining more each year. Could it be that customers are not feeling welcome at Bayshore Mall? Just a thought.