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March 4, 2017
For ten years, Main Street in the little village was perfect and essentially unchanging. It was perfect. There were great places to eat, a wide range of interesting, independent stores to poke about in, my favorite bookstore with its guard-cat Harry, a gourmet food shop that had stuff I'd never seen before. And then it started to change. Walking down the street today, it seemed unfamiliar. There are vape stores. One of the largest stores is closing. We visited one store and then left. I am shocked to realize that I am glad we didn't buy a house there.