On Sunday morning I made a trip to my storage. On the way there was a nice bagel deli. I checked on line to find out what time they opened on Sunday only to find they closed for good at the end of January. Apparently, they had been trying to find a buyer for two years and couldn’t. They certainly had no local competition. And there always seemed to be a stream of customers, many regulars like myself. I now have to drive over an hour for decent bagels. Give me a break, bagels are eaten everywhere. Normally you can always find a bagel deli.
First the nice little Asian food store run by a Filipino lady closed. There have been three other businesses in the spot and now it’s empty again. Then the bookstore cafe closed, and after a year the new cafe lasted only a few months. The nice vegetable market that also sold local farm eggs, cheese and butter closed the winter before last and never re-opened in the the spring. Eventually another coffee shop opened up one came in but it was bland and boring and it just didn’t click for me. When a new grocery opened up it was a lousy SaveaLot full of nothing but junk food. A Walmart grocery was built. It’s more expensive than the other stores, really out of character for Walmart, since cheapness is normally it’s only redeeming feature. Thank heaven Aldi decided to open a store out by the highway.
Realtors are right about the main thing being location, location, location. I have got to find a better location, one with businesses open on Saturday, real bagels, decent pizza and groceries with wholesome food. There are no bookstores or bakeries here either.