Thursday, April 20, 2017

End Of A Era

Andy | Thursday, April 20, 2017 | | | Best Blogger Tips
After 68 years in business, Toronto's iconic discount store that boasted about price cutting, decades before Walmart, has closed. The property was sold to a developer who plans to rebuild the area. After the final closing it did not take long for graffiti to appear.

23 comments:

  1. It is a signs of the time, unfortunately here we see the same in shop centers, all empty closed shops.

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  2. Indeed the end of an era and also for the thousands of glow lamps who must have once light up the name. The B&W makes it more authentic old.

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  3. Only the floors are crooked. Love it! :-)

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  4. All the graffiti makes it look even more sad.

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  5. This is a different look of the place...I remember Red Pat posting some photos of it a while back. I do hate the graffiti!

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  6. ...how I wish that I'd made it there.

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  7. great phot, really catchy. I guess a huge high-rise will bring more money than a discount shop.

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  8. It so sad when businesses like this one are closed. It's truly the end of an era. Great image, Andy.

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  9. That is a cool sign, it must look spectacular when lit. It would be nice if the developer kept some of the charm.

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  10. Sad to see such a landmark store go under, but time moves on for us all.

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  11. An so it goes, sigh. Ours was called Bill's Bargain Store.

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  12. It is going to be weird to see that building gone from the corner!

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  13. I find the people in the near crosswalk to be the most interesting thing here--- The woman at the center looks so determined.

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  14. That's a great shot for black and white. Sixty eight years is a long time to stay in business.
    "Come in and get lost!" That's my M.O. in most large stores.

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  15. I hate the loss of icons like that. The processing on this is perfect!

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  16. Sad when a business closes, after so many years, but the world changes and also the customs.
    Great b/n Andy.
    Coming back from vacation.
    Un abrazo.

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  17. Wow, another institution closes down. I bet lots of people will miss it. B&W works fantastic for this. Nice one Andy.

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  18. Looks COLD.
    Sad to see all the signs of CLOSING, no matter where.
    I like the photograph in b/w.
    And I like street photograph.

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