Wednesday, April 09, 2008

RJ's Bay Road Saginaw

Lots of saloons tried it here. Cheap Charlies, Bubba's, and then RJ's.

This one now OUT OF BUSINESS.


Burger King - Bay Road

The Big K (Burger King) used to operate at Bay and Mcarty for years until moving down the street. Now this location closed and no more King anywhere near Bay Road.


Farmer Jack demolished

April 9, 2008 - The Farmer Jack building gets demolished. FINALLY!

More about Farmer Jack here

Dawn Donuts State Street


Powerhouse Gym - Bay Road

MOVED to Green Acres Plaza, State Street, Saginaw


Saginaw Trade Center - Bay Road


Comfort Zone Bay Road


Cafe Suz Gratiot Road


Bye Bye Eaton Part 3

April 9, 2008 - The demolishon continues.
Left part of front wall still standing.

Bye Bye Eaton Part 2

April 3, 2008 demolishion of last Eaton plants.

The Saginaw Strip Malls - A curse?

There looks to be a pattern here.

Strip mall + Saginaw = FAILURE.

Just look at these examples:
Bay Road - Kmart building and strip mall - VACATED (1 tenant)
Bay Road - Old Powerhouse Gym strip mall VACATED (1 tenant)
State Street - Green Acres strip mall (2-3 tenants)
State Street - Walmart Strip mall (3-4 tenants)

A large number of companies found at those locations are now OUT OF BUSINESS.
These strip malls are now only wasted land that makes the area look like a ghost town.
Who owns them? Are they responsible for their downfall?
Why have so many businesses failed in them?
Why do they stay vacant so long?

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Sears Parts and Service Saginaw

After Dephi and Eaton, this looks to be the 3nd largest single building in Saginaw. It's actually a warehouse that used to have Sears Parts and Service, Michigan Delivery Service, and JC Penney. This place was in operation for decades, and now just sits there as another VACANT building. Will it ever open it's doors again? It doesn't look too promising. Sears Parts has since moved down the street in the Staples strip mall (Tittabawassee).

UPDATE - April 2008

now listed "For Sale"