This article drove me to apoplexy.
The best big box store is no big box store. Imagine how much better the Hiawatha & Lake would be if there were businesses that served LRT travelers with residential units above them rather than a huge Target store with a parking lot and delivery docks taking up 2-3 more acreage than the store itself. That store and stores like it - regardless of brand - are not assets to their communities.
I have no problem with Target/Cub/Rainbow at that intersection, but how awesome would it be if the Target was like the one downtown, a two story store with no parking lot. And instead of Cub AND Rainbow, just one with a smaller parking lot. For me, the problem isn’t the big box store, it’s the big box store parking lot!