And what it is ain't what it will be. --Old New England Saying
This historical marker, next to a Bearsville, NY, store, is actually the project of a local artist featuring scathing social commentary.
Someone else commented, "...and where you throw away your hard-earned money, (which is really pieces of time, your life, converted into paper) to buy "stuff" you really don't need anyway--"
Yes, those big box operations do tend to run the "Mom and Pop" stores out of business. And some small towns have been left with no commercial activity in their center except for the funeral parlor and maybe a Christian bookstore.