Al's Used Furniture and Appliance Store has been a fixture in the 500 block of South Elm Street for at least two decades. And, best we can remember, that 3' tall "A" has been in that window for close to two decades. That "A" is about to leave the building as the 9,400 square ft., one story building is for sale. With all of the new businesses on the block, as well as on adjacent Lewis Street, Al's is sure to get its million plus price tag. The building is braced with steel beams, as opposed to columns, so the space can be used for about anything. Al's is one of those old school second hand stores, one that is brimming with items, floor to ceiling. Perhaps when it gets emptied out, they will leave that "A" for provenance. Perhaps it can be incorporated into the name of the new business. The building was built in 1940 and last renovated in 1960. What do you think should go in this space? Any ideas? Do you think they will build up or leave it a one-story structure? It will be fun to monitor the transformation.
Today starts a new round of ABC Wednesday. For this round, we're going to make sure the featured letter of the alphabet appears in the photo. Therefore, for ABC Wednesday Round 19, "A" is for the "A" at Al's Furniture and Appliance.