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Spring Green Lawncare / Starter Cars / After School Center(?), 5608 Pinestraw Road: Spring 2019   1 comment

Posted at 12:08 am in closing

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This site is the former Young's Convenience Store.

After that, it was a number of things, never very well signed. I have put some of the google hits in the post title. More recently, I had thought it was some sort of after school center, because I would see it in the afternoons with the doors raised up and kids playing basketball outside, and apparently other games inside, but I never saw a clear sign, and none of the google hits come up with anything like that.

Whatever it last was, it is now on the market.

Written by ted on May 24th, 2019

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Martin Automotive LLC, 5608 Pinestraw Road: 2016   1 comment

Posted at 11:52 pm in closing

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I mentioned a while back that this place was a convenience store while I was growing up. Since then, it has been a number of things but most recently a garage of some sort. It's kind of amusing that the building at the top of the hill went exactly the opposite way: from garage to convenience store.

Written by ted on September 22nd, 2016

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Young's Convenience Store, 5608 Pinestraw Road: Early 1980s   2 comments

Posted at 12:10 am in closing

This building, on Pinestraw Road just below Satchelford Road, was a convenience store in the 1970s. I can't now recall if it were a "national" brand or a one-off, but I don't think it lasted very long. I'm not sure why -- the area is mainly residential, and I would have expected a good bit of foot traffic, especially since kids were still allowed to roam a little at the time.

At any rate, after the store closed, the (somewhat remodeled) building was still apparently in use, but never for anything "public". I think I saw service type trucks pulling in and out a few times, but it was always a bit mysterious. I guess that has ended, as the building is now up for lease.

UPDATE 22 September 2016: add Young's to the post title and update the closing date from 1970s to early 1980s based on the comments.

Written by ted on March 13th, 2009

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