There are a lot of Monday morning quarterbacks here that need to be pointed in the right direction. A lot of these businesses signed lease 3-4 years before ground was even broke. They were charged a large rent becuase the landlords could get anyone one they wanted at the time. If someone didnt want to sign the lease, oh well, there was a list of people waiting to sign. That is obviously not the case any more. As far as business plans go, do you think Bloom, starbucks, and otherd didnt have a plan??? They did the research at the time and it all went south. That is the businee we are in. It is a gamble. Risk vs reward. Rent is a HUGE HUGE part that we all have to pay. Just imagine, if you have a 6,000 month rent on top of a 3,000 month loan. People forget that all of these businesses have gone out to get loans to start their business. Then food cost goes up, minimum wage, insurance, and utilities. Some businesses have to raise their prices some. Customers are also watching their money. They are not spending as much when they do visit. the economy has taught us all a lesson. This is only a small part of what owners go through. Weather effects us all as well. Last winter, kids had fun off school, most adults collected their salaries, and we sat back and saw no customers come in. It was brutal and nothing we could do about it. I try and do my best and love Ashburn/Broadlands. This community means a lot to me and I appreciate every customer that walks into my locations. I try and give back as well to say thank you. I just want everyone to understand that it is very hard and stressful at times and a lot of these owners do the best they can.