Tempe is already a startling example of the new American college town, a gigantic university at its center and chain stores, strip malls, bars and bullshit radiating out in a cultural wasteland of epic proportions. This piece has PUFF written all over it. Might as well have been written by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. Is anyone going to dig deeper into questionable land development deals involving the state university? Fast-buck loss leader overdevelopment? destruction of local culture through rampant courting of big chains? Mill Ave already went down in flames and is basically a crass trash strip now, getting worse with every new business in its ridiculously overpriced retail space. Stay classy Tempe, and stay classy PNT, as usual kissing corporate ass and avoiding the tough stories.