Goodbye Office Depot and parking lot!

Pacific Ave. and Broadway - another construction project coming soon . . .

Pacific Ave. and Broadway - another construction project coming soon . . .

Pacific Ave. and Broadway – another construction project coming soon . . .

The Store Closing Sale signs have been up for more than a month – there’s probably hardly anything left at this Office Depot. Soon construction will begin and another apartment complex will rise up from the rubble of the demolished building and flat parking lot. From a post in 2008, shortly after I started this blog:

Just two short blocks from the Galleria, Office Depot at the corner of Pacific and Broadway was almost empty. The store itself is set back from the corner. Its large, single-level parking lot (from a different, less congested era!) is adjacent to the intersection. I drove in easily, parked close to the entrance, and walked straight up to the cash register (no line!) to take care of a last-minute exchange.

Yes, flat parking lots are a less desirable use of precious land and encourage more driving for errands. And yes, most office supplies are very easy to get online. Still, I’ll miss the friendly service, ability to find what I’m looking for immediately, and convenient location of this Office Depot store.

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