Our beloved downtown continues its slow but steady decline with yet another shop that is not a bar or restaurant calling it quits.
And yes the stores on either side -- All Things Local and The Mercantile -- are also dead or closing by March 1st.
That end of downtown is turning into a crypt.
Carriage Shops have been closed and abandoned for over a year now
Meanwhile, Kimballs Auction Barn -- a fixture in North Amherst -- is moving to 299 Russell Street (Rt9) next to Rocky's Hardware. Cinda Jones, "the Donald Trump of North Amherst", confirms she is selling the building and 47 acres of land to farmer Joe Czajikowski.
Rt 9 certainly has more traffic than Meadow Street
Previous business was an Art Gallery
Furthermore, Should you be running out of gas on the east side of Amherst you're out of luck, as the Cumberland Farms store -- perhaps the busiest convenience store in Amherst -- is closed for at least another week due to renovations.
And the shuttered Sunoco -- Barney's -- directly across the street, still has yet to find a new tenant.
Barney's (left) Cumbys (right)