During the 1970s a strip center was constructed on Dan Street in the western area of Cyburbia. In the 1990s, the owners did a minor rehab.....nothing special. The object of this thread is to indicate (with each post) the businesses that come and go.
Neighborhood demographics include generally middle income, mostly blue collar and/or service industry workers. Dan Street is well-traveled, especially during certain rush hour periods, because of the large hospital and medical building complex that is a mile to the east.
On the east side of Cyburbia Ridge Plaza is Big Al's Used Cars, a reasonably active used vehicle business. On the west side is an older-style Arby's. Across the street is an older tavern.....currently sporting the moniker "Snuffy's". (It has changed names and owners many times.)
As of January 1, 2009, here was the store list, with original tenants in blue:
King's Meats (Locations throughout Metro Cyburbia)
Family Independent Pharmacy
The Beer Dock
Elbo Room Bar & Restaurant (Thin-crust pizza a specialty)
Christian Science Monitor Reading Room
Bank Roll (Money-lending service, check-advance, etc.)
Medi-Gown (Medical clothing specialists)
Subway Sandwich Shop
On May 1, 2009, Family Independent Pharmacy filled its' last script.....a victim of the numerous mega-drug stores that line Dan Street as you move farther west.
Each responder can post a biz that is leaving and a new biz.....or one or the other. Good descriptions of the "reasoning" will be especially nice, especially for the non-planner types (me), that are just trying to understand all of this.