Thank you for allowing residents of the lake to share our thoughts as to what will serve us best in our area.
I love the fact that we now have the new shopping center right in our lake area. It is so nice to go to the grocery store, patronize the stores that are available to us. It is a nice addition to our area and so convenient. As we anticipate the opening of the new Lake Anna Resort and all its upcoming amenities as well as the one-day-in the near-future golf course (even though I presently do not golf), it gives me hope that Lake Anna will finally provide more upscale features that will address the needs of those of us who frequent the lake regularly and on weekends. My family and I have owned a home on the lake for 16 years.
One of the drawbacks of the lake is that there isn't a whole lot to do off water. Yes, I love the winery and the things that we can drive to in 30-45 minutes, but here's what I would love to see: a movie theater, the things that the future resort will offer, more boutique shops, and how about a park behind New Bridge Landing with a bike and hike trail, playground, picnic tables, beautiful landscape...etc. Something for families and younger children.
Now to your question: A Dollar General? Are you kidding? I shop dollar stores and love the savings, but we already have a Dollar General nearby. Are we trying to lower the standards of our area or attract more visitors? I even heard that Louisa County declined a Wal- Mart, if that doesn't tell you something!
How about Chick-Fil-A? The ones I go to are always packed and we could use a fast food restaurant.
I hope I didn't offend you by my remarks. I'm just so glad to see progress in providing more things that I like...and I hate to see our area revert backwards, if you know what I mean. If everyone wants the things you are suggesting, they need to drive to Louisa or Mineral.
Love Lake Anna! Let's serve the retirees as well.