Friday, February 18, 2011


Meanwhile, store closings continue apace. Borders, the last national chain selling only books, has filed for bankruptcy. After closings and reopenings, Jefferson Market's shut for good. Shops around the corner from where I live (notably two corner stores) are empty. Around school there are papered over shops, too, like this one - a deli (the Chemists sign is from its earlier life) closing because its customers came from St. Vincent's Hospital, which shut its doors last year.

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