Bleh, more gas and fast food in Carolina Forest

The Eastern side of Carolina Forest is seeing some active construction as of this week. The headline on the WMBF report makes it sound a little more exciting than that. Unfortunately instead of something new and interesting it's just more gas stations and fast food joints. It seems a shame that such prime real estate that could have been the seed of a nice town center is going the way of typical interstate exit fare.

Don't get me wrong– I'm all for drive-through amenities. I just wish for something other than Bojangle's and McDonald's. I'm not even talking about something as exotic as say, Chipotle, but at least give us something that doesn't mirror everything that's on the Western side of our little suburbia by the sea.

What would you like to see built in that area?