I did not note where this newsbit came from – it’s atrocious. Probably written by Moe after an orgasm while sampling a brew.
economy is America takes a downturn
Hambrook’s Auction next door to Pier 1 has already closed its doors. The auction house was in business for almost five decades.
Almost 5 decades? 40 years ago I was buying furniture from McMahons.
there were no pubs at all until 2018 when the Monarch Pub opened.
Try 1970s Forest Hill, Fairway Center. Pizza Pub
A brewpub is big news for Pacific Grove, well known for remaining a temperance town long after the ratification of the 21st amendment. Until 1968 Pacgrovians couldn’t buy a beer in town and there were no pubs at all until 2018 when the Monarch Pub opened.
The downtown is going through a period of change. Several storefronts are vacant as the retail economy is America takes a downturn. This month Pier 1 announced it is closing 450 of its stores nationwide, including the one on Lighthouse Ave. in Pacific Grove. For some, it is the end of an era.
“We got excited because it was Pier 1 right on main street,” said Pier 1 shopper Connie Thompson.
Thompson said she is sad to see the storefront close. Ammar said in the case of the Pacific Grove store it came down to lease negotiations not sales.
“It’s financially viable they were just not prepared to sign the lease,” said Ammar about lease negotiations between Pier 1 and its landlord.
Hambrook’s Auction next door to Pier 1 has already closed its doors. The auction house was in business for almost five decades. The owner plans to renovate the space into an event center, a first for downtown Pacific Grove.
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