Sunday, June 01, 2008

Businesses Closing

Maybe there is something to this recession. I was toodling through downtown yesterday trying to find a knife that could cut a birthday cake and not mangle it (one said serrated, one said never serrated, and one had someone working there that used to work at Icing on the Cake who said use a chef's knife, which I did, but you have to remember you're using a chef's knife when you clean the frosting off of the knife between cuts...ouch), and I saw that Twig is in their final week and everything is 50% off. I remember when that was the used book store. I can't remember the name but it was a play on Cats of some sort.
Then I was surprised to see Sharper Image had already closed. It was open when I last went past. I'm not surprised, though, given the problems the parent company is having. I remember when that was the stationery store where they had a special room just for typewriters. Heh, I doubt many of today's kids know what a typewriter is. I was sad when they closed. Wolfe Computer was a nice place too, back when there was a lot of competition. I never went in when it was Sharper Image...there was nothing there that I wanted, really. I never figured out the business model.
And lastly, the Transylvanian restaurant closed. They were quite good. I think they just weren't in a good location. Pity. Of course, it took me awhile to forgive them for replacing Lisa's Tea Treasures which I adored. I spent many an afternoon in the comfy wing backed chairs in the front with my late mom. Before that, I can't remember what they were. I usually would stop next door at Dragonwood and the Magic Crystal.

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