Can’t afford the rent. But Moammar has the money to reopen another thrift shop on the same property and continue his quest to be the Central Ave Gateway to P.G.
“The recession hit and I could slowly see our numbers start to decrease, and whereas we were averaging a 1,000 to 1,500 a day. I mean we were having 30 dollar days, 15 dollar days,” explained Strauch.
And that wasn’t going to be enough to pay for her $4,500 a month rent. After negotiations with her landlord didn’t work out, there was no other choice but to close. It was news longtime customers didn’t take lightly.