The renovation of Compo Acres Shopping Center has been controversial for several reasons.
As noted yesterday, merchants worry that the ongoing, long-running project will run through the make-or-break holiday season.
They’re not the only ones upset. Neighbors have put up with noise and dust, as the upper back parking lot has been leveled.
The resulting one-level lot is intended to be easier for shoppers and employees — few of whom ever ventured back there.
But it’s also resulting in a loss of privacy. A number of trees were felled and shredded this week.
It may not quite be “paving paradise” to put up a parking lot. But those trees sure were nice.