First it was Save-a-Lot on Foster. Then Value Village on 82nd. And ultimately, the Fred Meyer’s Red Tag store succumbed to a similar fate. (Is the Dollar Tree next?)
And so goes the way of neighborhood discount stores.
As of now, though, none of those spaces have found new tenants. They sit empty, beckoning for something—anything—that will offer a boost to the neighborhood. Well, at least one of those spaces will find new business sooner than later. Or so says a Freddy’s employee when asked about the former Red Tag store across the street.
Recent permit applications do suggest a new tenant is moving in (i.e. signage, parking lot improvements, new shelving and racking). And according to one of the checkers at Freddy’s, the tenant will be a lumber and hardware store. That’s something, right? Who knows if it’ll be a local business or a larger chain, but it’s one less vacant storefront. And that much less driving if/when I need some two-by-fours.