2008-04-30

Barnetts News Stand

Well, this sux. Barnetts is closing down. I have been shopping there since I was in grade school. We used to ride our bikes downtown and try to get to the magazines that were in the back of the news stand but the cashier knew what were about and always ran us off. I suppose change is inevitable, but this is a shame. An Athens landmark is soon no more..

5 comments:

Athens101 said...

Next thing you know they will close the Velvet Elvis.

Adrian said...

That made LOL -- yeah, the Velvet Elvis just might close, too. You never know. Or Blue Sky might tank. Or the High Hat. Heck, Old Dominion's branch might close up. But they'll never tear down a landmark like Allen's.

Athens101 said...

Well at least we can still stop at Jittery Joes for some java and checkers after a night of drinking.

Adrian said...

Or you can go to a dancing venue past closing time. And you can smoke inside.

Katherine Strate said...

Yeah, I know. We posted about it on Athens Inbox, too.(http://tinyurl.com/5hye83) Such a sad story. I buy Time mag from that little man all the time. It seems like the whole "print is going out" is really starting to hit.