Saturday, May 10, 2008

deconstruction week one

No this isn't the site of my new comic book superstore. This building was a Wendy's up until about a year and a half ago when they closed. That Wendy's was the first one in Las Vegas and was there for 30 years!
The Wendy's was almost directly in front of my store so I was of course very interesested in what would occupy that space post Wendy's. Last week I found out that someone had actually bought that land and that someone is Starbucks. My early thoughts were that, wow, as if we need another Starbucks, but actually I've heard they take good care of their employees and I think it'll be good for my business. I'm also glad that something is finally being done with the building and even more glad that it's not going to be a payday loan check cashing joint!
It's been pretty exciting watching the Wendy's being torn down.
I'm guessing (hoping) that they'll have the last of the debri removed from the site by next week, but actually I'm just happy they torn it down as fast as they have.
I'd like to think that it won't take too long for the Starbucks to get built, but for now I'm happy because the absence of a building being there just makes my store super visible from the main street. I've heard conflicting reports as to when it'll be done, with my property management saying early October and a customer of mine that works at the Starbucks a block from my store saying he heard it wasn't going to be done until January. Now of course this could change and what someone hears and what actually happens are two different things and as these things are out of my hands, it's just a waiting game. Parking may be a little tricky while this deconstruction / construction is going on, but so far it hasn't been and I'd like to thank people who still stop by my store during this transition period.

3 comments:

Camila said...

another starbucks?

are they shutting down the one across the street?

that is just ridiculous

Ralph Mathieu said...

The guy that works at that Starbucks by Einstein Bagels (a customer of mine) said that he thinks it'll be closing down sometime, but of course what the boss people tell the worker people are often two different things.

I agree that there are a lot of Starbucks, but like I said better than twenty more payday cash loan places or fast food joints (and Starbuckss treats their employees good).

Camila said...

yeah, loans places suck more. :D

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