RETAIL TRADE: Boomtowns on the Byways

RETAIL TRADE Boomtowns on the Byways On 70 acres in Yonkers, N.Y. last week, builders were working on a $30 million shopping Center, the biggest in the East. The Cross County Center, seven miles from Manhattan, will contain one of the biggest supermarkets (First National Stores) ever built on the Eastern Seaboard and a $5,500,000 Gimbels' branch, its first in the New York area. The 5,40O-car parking lot will be big enough to handle 25,000 cars a day.

Such huge new developments are the logical outgrowth of the traffic jams, parking woes, and decaying rapid-transit systems that are choking U.S. cities....

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