Why is it that so many businesses repeatedly fail in the same location? Is it just me or does your community have spots where businesses are constantly dying out and starting up again in a back and forth pattern of life and death? Often I've noticed (having a planner's perspective) that the problem is poor location (i.e crappy visibility, poor signage, or a decrepid shopping center).
There's a store that I frequent for organic food and they opened about a year ago . The owner tells me business is real bad and for that I am sorry. But I feel like telling him that his location is terrible and that I was plain lucky I even found it in the first place. Accessing the place is also difficult from the opposite direction because you have to drive up two blocks to take a U-turn on a divided arterial, which is not picnic because its a busy road. He also has no frontage sign and his strip center is a basically a dump with palm trees.
Should I grab this guy by the neck and shake him real good? Why can't business owners understand how important location is?