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Friday Flashback #265

The other day, I looked through some photos.

This shot — of a long-ago store in what was then Sherwood (now Sconset) Square — caught my eye.

(Photo courtesy of James Gray)

It was nothing special — just another local business.

But it got me thinking:

  • What’s happened to all our cool-looking, colorful stores?
  • Why don’t they have fun names anymore?
  • How come we lost all our paint shops?
  • And is this what is meant by “painting the town red”?