The above photo still stands as one of my favorites 14 years after I took it. I love the light and latent hope within it. Here was a defunct store whose name and wares I cannot remember. It was one of several small retailers who failed in the same space. Back then, you could find closed stores with carts, but now you’ll have a hard time finding a cart in busy stores full of shoppers and merchandise.
As for the location shown above, it is still a dead zone of sorts. How we’ll repurpose fallow commercial real estate is beyond me.