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Recession in Shelby County? Hmmm…

Are folks cutting back on spending?  Judge for yourself:

Shelby County's Colonial Promenade Shopping Center in Alabaster...

Jittery economy? Maybe, but at least on Saturday evenings, the Colonial Promenade Shopping Center can be a busy place.

Money seems to be changing hands without too much difficulty at Alabaster’s Colonial Promenade. With the AmStar movie theaters, four restaurants and two ice cream places within walking distance of where I took this picture, parking spaces wind up at a premium some times.

The week before, Colleen and I found waits of over an hour at a couple of restaurants at the Promenade. We finally had to drive north into Hoover. With scenes like these, I’d have to say that central Alabama’s economy could be in a lot worse shape!

David