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Family Dollar, 1901 Rosewood Drive: Fall 2015 (moved)   no comments

Posted at 12:45 am in closing

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Family Dollar has left their original home at 1901 Rosewood Drive and has moved across the street to 1825 Rosewood Drive, which is the former KFC lot. You can see the new, custom built, building in the background of some of these shots.

I really should have crossed the street to get a better picture of this building. It has kind of a grocery store look to me, though that would put it awfully close to the old Piggly Wiggly

Written by ted on January 30th, 2016

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The Picture Place, 4831 Forest Drive: 4 October 2015 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 1:30 am in closing

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The Picture Place was for many years in the old Forest Lake TV storefront in Forest Lake Shopping Center. I know I had at least one photo framed there, and I think my mother had some art framed there as well.

As with everything else in that shopping center, the 4 October 2015 flood which roared through Nine Mile Branch and Gills Creek devastated their building as you can see in the first pictures above.

Fortunately, since since 19 November 2015 the store has been operating from their new home in Forest Park in the former Oreck / All Vacuums suite.

Nutrition Warehouse, 1621 Broad River Road: Fall 2015 (moved)   no comments

Posted at 12:42 am in closing

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Well, I noticed driving down Colonial Life Boulevard the other day that Nutrition Warehouse has moved again.

I had mentioned some time ago that they had moved from one side of Boozer Shopping Center to the other, but now they have moved out of that strip entirely and across Bush River Road to the old Sounds Familiar location at 422 Bush River Road #4 (this lot actually fronts onto Colonial Life Boulevard, but that is not the official address):

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I admit I'm not a big supplement customer, but I have shipped a number of items at the Forest Drive location, and their contract Post Office is quite efficient.

Cardinal Newman High School, 4701 Forest Drive: December 2015 (moved)   3 comments

Posted at 12:40 am in closing

Well, this has been talked about, and dreaded, for ages, but Cardinal Newman High School has finally left Forest Acres for Alpine Road. The kids went home from this campus for Christmas vacation, and "returned" to the new one. I know that Brueggers, Groucho's and other area restaurants will miss the afternoon influx of the diverse, chatty but very polite mass of students, as will I, and evenings will be somewhat less interesting without the muted roar from the football field. And then, of course, there's the question of "What Next?" The property is apparently already under contract, and to be re-zoned, and it's hard to imagine that whatever replaces the school will be an improvement in the eyes of local residents.

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Written by ted on January 26th, 2016

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Hot Box, 10203 Two Notch Road: December 2015   5 comments

Posted at 12:11 am in closing

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I have to admit I was not even aware this little Two Notch spot existed until I saw MizTerry's comment that it had closed. I have to admire the slogan, as whatever else you might want to say about it, it is undisputably true. As it happened, it was easier to get in and out of this lot than I expected as there were breaks in the traffic due to the lights up and down from this spot and because of the fairly wide suicide lane. I gues that doesn't matter now though, unless I want a tattoo..

(Hat tip to commenter MizTerry)

Written by ted on January 25th, 2016

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Some Sort of a Manhunt..   2 comments

Posted at 11:46 pm in commentary

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Was apparently going on by Doctor's Care on Forest Drive about 2:30pm on the 24th. There were K-9 units and a Sheriff's Department chopper overhead. I checked The State, WIS and WLTX, but didn't see anything about it..

Written by ted on January 24th, 2016

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Wright's Eatery / K-Wayzz Corner Grill, 2538-B Two Notch Road: Fall 2015   2 comments

Posted at 12:20 am in closing

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I've written about this little walkup in the Lil' Cricket outparcel at the corner of Two Notch & Covenant before here.

Since then, it has gone through two more incarnations, one as Wright's Eatery (first two pix) and most recently as K-Wayzz Corner Grill (last two pix). I don't really have an opinion about K-Wayzz, but I enjoy the use of Eatery for Wright's. It brings to mind old Fleischer Popeye cartoons, and the whole diner era.

Written by ted on January 20th, 2016

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Rosewood Florist, 2917 Rosewood Drive: December 2015 (moving?)   2 comments

Posted at 11:34 pm in closing

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We were having one of our many gray December rainy days while I was trying to get pictures of Rosewood Florist so I couldn't really frame anything except out the passenger side window without getting my lens wet.

Commenter Frank reported this store closed in early December, and it does seem to be up in the air at the moment. Their Facebook page reports, in a comment, that they are moving, but there are no details as yet.

(Hat tip to commenter Frank)

Written by ted on January 14th, 2016

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Buck's Cafe, 3600 River Drive: Fall 2015   1 comment

Posted at 12:25 am in closing

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Pretty plainly a service station at one time, this building at the intersection of River Drive, Sunset Drive and Clement Road had most recently been a title loan operation before Buck's Cafe moved in.

I presume that the cafe was associated with Buck's Market catty-cornered across the intersection, but I don't know that for a fact. I believe Buck's opened here in 2014, closed for remodeling around the end of that year and then re-opened in 2015. Somewhere I have some pictures of the restaurant in operation, but as usual, cannot put my hands on them right now.

The follow-on operation to Buck's is the aptly named 3 Point Cafe & Grill which judging from the sign is a "home cooking" type of restaurant.

Written by ted on January 13th, 2016

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Celebrity Cutz & Stylz, 4561 Hardscrabble Road Suite G: December 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:27 am in closing

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Commenter Sidney noted this Hardscrabble closing a while back, along with some macbre history.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on January 11th, 2016

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