14 February 2010

Hillsborough - the New Dodge City?

Is Hillsborough becoming the Dodge City of the East?

Forty years after the famous, and infamous, Kansas town tore down its false-fronted 19th century buildings along the main street in an urban renewal project, our stores near the corner of Route 206 and Amwell Road are being treated to their own facelift.

In typical old western style, the strip mall is being given some new height with the addition of a phony second story.

Apparently the project is intended only to improve the aesthetics of the property, as no additional commercial space is being added.

It's interesting to note that Dodge City owes its success as a cattle drive boomtown to the creation of a bypass (!) off of the old Chisholm Trail.
With the Route 206 bypass ready to get underway, it will be interesting to see what effect it will have on Hillsborough's "Main Street".

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