Empty Shops – Not Like The Good Old Days

Diversity Lane Stores Oob

Newly announced in the “out of business” club is Ariana Cafe.
Cafe Ariana Closed

Here’s the stated reason. . . . no place to potty or wash up after the fights.
Cafe Ariana Restroom Excuse

Following the other thrift shops is the MCAP.
Mcap Oob

This Sucks – Vacuum store moving to C-Side.
PG Vacuum

Miller Brothers – was a ‘consignment store’. Certified Pre Owned used stuff.
Miller Brothers

Across the street is the vacant 115 Central.
115 Central

Central Coast Credit Union.
Central Coast CU

Empty shop in the former Union 76 location. This building is a terrible design for facing a main street.
Ryan Lease

Vying for the title of longest running “Going Out Of Business” sale ever, Gaspers’ sale started last December. Look for their first annual “Going Out Of Business” sale coming soon.
News Rack Gaspars 2

Out of the race for title is the Lane Furniture store over in Monterey. Gahhh, please, please close already and take the da-glo posters away…
Lane Furniture 485 Lighthouse Out Of Business Not

Empty Still – Since January.
Movie Mart
Moviemart Oob

68 Skate
68 Skate

Stokes Gallery (though like most galleries it never seemed to be open anyway)

French Glass. What happened to this long time business?
French Glass


Laundrymat Oob

Trotters 1


SPCA Thrift Shop
Spca Oob

Both of the movie theater buildings remain empty – Grove Theater
618 Lighthouse Ave Grove

And Lighthouse Cinema
Lighthouse Cinema

Of course we cannot leave out Old Bath House.
Old Bath House

Prize for PG’s oldest empty business is the Valley National Bank.
Valley National Bank

Over on the Monterey end, there’s several properties that look all but abandoned. Quite trashy.

Birks Locksmith
Birks Keys

Mack Stove
200 Block Lighthouse Mack Stove

This was one of the numerous karate “schools” on the Avenue
Karate School

Empty Shops – Not Like The Good Old Days