The plan to put an AutoZone in the former Wok Inn space is ill-conceived. Morrill’s Corner is a neglected part of the city in desperate need of rehabilitation. Adding a 6,700-square-foot auto parts store does nothing to change the intersection for the positive, and detracts from it commercially and aesthetically.

The Wok Inn building dates back nearly half a century. Destroying it to add a bland big box store is a mistake. There already are a handful of auto parts stores just over a mile away. Why add another one? And an ugly one at that?

A better option would be to seek a local business with the desire to expand off the peninsula and give tax incentives to renovate.

Jason Lambert

Portland