I see both Denny and Stewart evolving greatly over the last (and next) 5-10 years. Stewart is starting the edge of a new business district north of the retail. Denny is becoming flooded with residential (albeit not quite up to the merge point with Stewart, yet). I see both becoming traffic bottlenecks that drivers will avoid. Denny already is a rush-hour nightmare more often than not. Throw in lots of workers and residents on foot and you WILL see Denny and Stewart become more attractive retail venues.I agree exactly. Stewart is high-traffic but it's not as inhospitable as Denny.
Denny can work in theory. The nice thing about a new building is you can widen the sidewalks on your block by moving your building in five or ten feet, but it's still Denny. People don't like being there. While Denny is a "wall" you cross, Stewart is a street within the neighborhood.
Minor will continue to be a bit out of the way, particularly since it won't cross Denny. In fact Virginia isn't set up to allow pedestrian traffic that way either, because pedestrians aren't as important (to the City) as cars. Minor's main hope for retail is to draw some immediate neighbors, aided by its quiet.