Six Broome County Locations That Have Transformed In The Last 10 Years
" Change is inevitable. Change is constant." - Benjamin Disraeli. So true. As I get older, I find myself not enjoying life changes as much as I used to. Thinking about all the things that have changed and evolved in my short lifetime, it's mind-boggling.
If you are 40 years old or older, think back to what was available to the consumer versus what is available today. There's a lot. Is our generation going through more change than any other? I have to believe so.
And how about the look at our community? So much has changed since I first arrived in the Binghamton area in the late 1970s. We had two drive-in theaters, The Binghamton and Vestal Plazas were full of businesses. Binghamton University's presence in downtown Binghamton and Johnson City was little to non-existent.
The businesses on the Vestal Parkway and Upper Front Street look quite a bit different today than in the late 1970s. Many restaurants have come and gone. You get the picture. Change is a part of life.
I've written a couple of articles in the past with a 'then and now' gallery of streets in the Triple Cities from areas that look different now than they looked just 9 or 10 years ago. This time I thought it would be interesting to take a look at a change in area buildings and plazas, from what they looked like several years ago to what they look like now.
Here are a few that our awesome intern Betsy Warner found from 10 to 13 years ago and what they look like in 2022.
Then and Now of Businesses Around the Southern Tier