Sunday, August 20, 2006

Grand Ambition

Arcade, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

I've mentioned that there's stacks of building going on in Cambridge at the moment. The most high-profile is the Grand Arcade - a new shopping arcade in the centre of town. This is a model of the scheme that's on show in the Grafton Centre to keep the public informed. There's no doubt we needed something to replace the Lion Yard, a 60's mess, and I have naive high hopes that this will house many independent retailers offering the best that the local and national suppliers can provide. But some cynics have suggested it will just be full of Gap, Next and mobile phone shops like every other British town centre. Surely not...