7.2.06

edina: Centennial Lakes-- City of Authenticity?

This story is hilarious, partly because I love/hate Centennial Lakes so much. If you've never been, go . . .

I like going to Centennial Lakes just to experience the pastoral falseness of the 3 man-made lakes in the land of 10,000 actual, real lakes. I love to walk along the quasi-Venitian canals as piped-in classical music plays through hedge-lurking Bose speakers. I love to visit the Chuck E. Cheese and boat past the lake-ensconsed fountain.

You can't make this up...

John Bohan thought he was choosing life in the suburbs when he bought his townhouse in Edina 10 years ago.

Tonight the retired Pillsbury executive, armed with more than 100 letters of support from other neighbors, will lead the charge on Edina City Hall in the hope of demolishing plans for a 17-story building that would tower over the man-made pond just west of his home.


Nothing like "life in the suburbs,." If only they'd stop sullying fake-nature with things like "buildings," and "condos." This has to be a new low for NIMBY-ism...

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