In a land not so very far away, not far at all, a king named John, looked out over his kingdom and saw that the heart was dying and that his loyal subjects were wailing for help. King John surveyed his kingdom and saw that meadows and forests could be cut and paved so that his subjects could drive through and eat in their cars and King John said, "This is good." However, the subjects cried for a place in the heart of the kingdom where they could park and walk and talk on the sidewalks and eat with their friends. And King John decreed, "This shall not happen if it means ending my policy of cutting down the meadows and forests so more drive-through restaurants can be built far from the heart of the kingdom."
The fact that King John owned drive-through restaurants did not escape his subjects, for his subjects roundly chastised King John. King John's kingdom contained a college of high renown and the president and the sages of that college declared, "Save the heart of our kingdom." The bankers and financial advisors all lined up saying, "It is best if the heart of our kingdom is saved." People of every occupation cried in unison, "Protect and foster our unique downtown so we can gather and worship with our neighbors and not have to always be isolated in our cars. Only in response to criticism from this wide variety of his subjects, did King John realize that he had to appear to give his subjects what they wanted, which was a vibrant downtown. King John knew to do otherwise would cause a mighty hue and cry that would reverberate throughout the kingdom (and maybe cause a recall election).