Welcome to the second segment of the new and improved Sunday Sound-off, which now features a question, two different perspectives -- then opens up the topic to our readers' responses. Please use the Talkback feature below to contribute your thoughts on the issue.
When Bayshore Town Center opened last fall, critics said that the open-air shopping center was a fine idea for warm-weather months, but that people would be less enthused about shopping there once the cold weather hit.
Since winter is almost over, it's time to decide if the critics were right or not. In your opinion, did the cold weather make Bayshore Town Center less appealing -- or didn't it phase you in the least?
Yes. The thought of trucking around with packages in cold weather and snow was enough to keep me far away from the Bayshore Town Center. This winter, I chose Mayfair, Brookfield Square or Southridge for my mall excursions. Overall, it seems silly to have an open-air shopping center in a city with a six-month winter.
No. Wisconsinites are hearty folks, and a little cold weather isn't enough to stop us from enjoying the great shops and restaurants at Bayshore, including California Pizza Kitchen, Forever 21, Trader Joe's and H&M. I think the new Bayshore is a great addition to the city, regardless of the season.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.