Bye-bye bucolic when brown signs go up

Published 7:05 pm Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Regarding the article published Feb. 2, 2016 titled Town of Tryon receives historic district recognition from the National Park Service:
Other side of the coin: “As soon as the brown sign goes up on Interstate 26, we expect our traffic to increase in a quantifiable way.”
And, “The day Saluda received its brown sign on the interstate, Saluda’s traffic doubled in the downtown.”
These statements scared me. There is also the new horse center in Mill Spring. Sure, if you’re a business her you want the traffic to increase, but I don’t own a business and this is retirementville. Has anyone tried to find a parking space anywhere near Owens Pharmacy? It’s good for three times around the block before a space opens.
Bye-bye bucolic.

Don Ellenberger
Tryon, N.C.

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