A new Rite Aid drug store is going up on this site (across the street from the donut place) where a golf driving range and miniature golf course once stood. There's a CVS and Walgreen's less than two miles from here. Rite Aid's stock is 28 cents a share. I'd guess that they have better things to do with the money they have left than to build another store.
This old Caldor shopping center has been vacant for 10 years. Over the past few months construction has been going on for this new LA Fitness center. It's close to the donut place.
Just what we need in an economic downturn - donuts, drugs, pricey hair cuts and a gym membership. Nobody ever tears down a building and puts up trees, so if these things go belly-up, we'll be forced to look at a few more abandoned buildings. The only good news about all of this is that they're all taking job applications. The bad news is that they probably pay minimum wage.