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Why no handicap access at The Village?

December 19, 2012 12:10 am

Why no handicap access at The Village?

'tis the season to shop for Christmas gifts. And we have The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. But there's one small hitch: None of The Village stores are handicap accessible.

No automatic doors. Racks and aisles too close for a wheelchair. Counters are too high. And card readers are too high to reach.

And I have to ask: How did this get past the building inspector? This is not a remodel, it is new construction, and should be up to ADA guidelines.

I'd love to shop more in The Village, but it's just more trouble than it's worth.

I will be so glad when disabled people in this area can go out and enjoy shopping and events. In the meantime, I guess shopping will have to be done online.

Sorry, local businesses.

Nona Hemphill Rector


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