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End Of An Era

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General Electric to sell or spin off the appliance business that has been a mainstay in most homes for a century…with washers/dryers and fridges…

Dream House Furniture…has a large ‘Going Out Of Business’ sign…it’s been a landmark…albeit..one usually a cause for disbelief ….with the exterior’s ever changing array of loud colors and the “beauty in the eye of the beholder” merchandise….for as long as most of us transplants have traveled on Federal Highway ….are more condos on the way….glut or no no glut……

The Riverside Hotel on Las Olas…gettingĀ  a new look….and throwing the neighboring restaurants out with the renovations…. keeping high-end…and most likely chain stores as they are most likely the only ones who can make the high rents…….

Saks 5th Avenue…calling it a day at the Galleria….with whiffs of Macy’s and Neiman’s to follow?…These days… 20 somethings…head for…. H&M… Forever 21….or Target……

Mack Groves with the gaping front exterior….really changing forever….despite the misguided thoughts…that this day would never come…. a glimmer of hope…that a more upscale Wings …will be a nice surprise…think Tommy Bahama….and such….

Seems an ‘end of an era’ is apropro ….in these uncertain times…

as brand and patron loyalty….counted on … a guarantee……. has become a thing of the past……

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