Monday, November 13, 2017

Fifth Avenue South


Fifth Avenue South is the most prominent shopping and restaurant street in Naples.
A building boom is going on.



 Simple, low-rise buildings are being bought and torn down, to be replaced by bigger and fancier buildings.  Rents go up, small stores and restaurants can't afford them and move out.
I do worry about killing the goose that laid the golden eggs . . .

8 comments:

Andy said...

I know the feeling. Same thing happening here.

Taken For Granted said...

Your concern for killing the goose is well taken. The charming, old Florida of my childhood is long gone. All that building a new construction lacks charm and grace.

William Kendall said...

It happens here too.

Sharon Anck said...

It seems to happening everywhere.

RedPat said...

It happens here all the time and then the small guys move to a new area until it starts to get too expensive. It has happened to the whole city here really and so now people who want to buy houses have to go to other towns where they can afford a home. It is really crazy.

Michelle said...

Troubling, but it does happen everywhere.

Kay said...

This can work in areas that sorely need redevelopment. But when it's done to maximize the developer's bank account that's another thing entirely.

jennyfreckles said...

All about money I suppose, but it changes the feel of an area.