8th and Main

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Drew's Menstore, one of the few old originals left on Main St., was established sometime in the early 1950s, I think, and I see they are advertising...a Wine Bar! At the end of the block, same side, there is an art deco white building (barely visible). It was La Pointe's, the only fancy women's department store, also mid-century era and before. (I don't know what it was before that, but it resembles an old bank.) It's now El Palacio restaurant.

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KeisukeTogawa/Manda on April 9, 2012

Seeing this photograph, the movie "Repo man" of Alex Cox was remembered. ---Manda

Diane on April 10, 2012

Manda I have to look up Repo Man, now! leguima, it's kind of difficult to photograph a town without the signs, isn't it? :o Thank you both for visiting!

JBTHEMILKER on October 27, 2012

I see they have changed the cross walk, used to be just white lines.

Diane on October 28, 2012

JB, did you used to live here?! I assume the brick was an attempt to fancy-up Main St., but more storefronts are boarded up, despite it. In my observation, once a small town like this one begins losing its downtown businesses, it's a slippery slide down to the inevitable no matter how much "revitalization" there is.

JBTHEMILKER on October 28, 2012

Wal-Mart, McDonalds and Home Depot have been the end of he American downtowns. No longer can a "mom and pop" store make it on Main St.

Diane on October 28, 2012

Exactly right. It's a big cultural loss, in my opinion. Oh well, so will books on paper be! : (

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