Callaros / Fatties / Bogie's / Dazzler's, Inc. / L. A. Nights / Arong Cafe / One to One Daycare / Aunty's Daycare, 7303 Firelane Road: 2007 (etc) 6 comments
Well, this much re-purposed building on Firelane Road, behind Lowe's, the old Spring Valley Theater, and old Byte Shop locations is vacant again. That's probably a good thing in the last few months, as I think Firelane Road has been pretty well shut down for bridge work, or at least there was a detour sign up at Two Notch to that effect for a while. Somehow I never made it to any of these businesses. Granted the bars or daycare would have been a stretch, but an Italian restaurant should have been right up my alley. I guess I was living out of town for its whole lifespan, because I don't recall it at all.
It's a little hard to put all these businesses in chronological order. I have links for two ABC permit rulings that establish that Dazzler's, Inc. was granted a permit on 13 Oct 1994 and L. A. Nights was granted a permit on 17 Aug 1998.
The ruling for L. A. Nights establishes Fatties, Bogie's and Callaros as having preceded Dazzler's, but doesn't give a timeline. It does suggest that all the previous occupants caused parking problems for the local community. Commenter Allie in Have Your Say suggests a 1988/1989 timeframe for Callaros, so I have put it first.
I'm not sure where the Arong Cafe fits into the timeline. I know I always somehow had the impression that this building started as a Korean nightclub, but that would have been a long time ago, and apparently Arong was recent enough to be in some online sources.
The timeline for One to One Daycare and Aunty's Daycare is a bit unclear as well. Apparently both business ran afoul of some regulations you have to follow if you have a private well, One to One in 2004 and Aunty's in 2007.
That would imply that Aunty's was the last business there, except that the surviving signage is for One to One...
At any rate, the last operation was certainly a daycare as the playground equipment is all still in place.
(Hat tip to commenter Allie).