The following is the original article concerning the purchase and demolition of Lincoln Square Shopping Center, and the subsequent rise of Kum N Go, and what happened to various stores in the process. You might enjoy the commentary and the trip back.
- Updates are May 14, 2013 when we first knew about the process…
- December 17, 2013 when the demolition actually happened… and
- December 20, 2018 an update on individual businesses, for the sake of historical record.
ORIGINAL May 14, 2013
Readers have been asking me about this, and now I have a reputable source that says Lincoln Square in Benton will be demolished to make way for a new Kum & Go store.
I’m curious to know how this will affect the surrounding businesses, myself. Judy, the owner of Simon Says consignment shop, tells me they’re moving to Edison Avenue in June. They were forced to change locations before the demolition. But I wonder about Frederic’s Salon, ShoTime Printing, and Al’s Barber Shop. And then there are Denton’s Plaza businesses right there on the corner as well. We shall see…
COMMENTS ON THIS BLOG FROM PREVIOUS VERSION OF MYSALINE:
Shelli Poole on May 14, 2013 at 4:45pm
I’m with you, Susan.
Lori, I spoke with Robert Denton just now and he says he will miss the merchants that are currently in Lincoln Square. He isn’t excited about construction, considering how Military Road improvements have made a mess of things for some time, but it’s progress and he anticipates it will eventually be good for business.
Lori Morrison on May 15, 2013 at 9:12am
I’m glad to hear Denton’s is staying it seems to have become quite the hot spot.
Brad Moore on May 15, 2013 at 9:37am
Very interesting… an aggressive approach to retailing
Brent Gillespie on May 18, 2013 at 10:52pm
UPDATE DEC 17, 2013
Pam Sloper on December 17, 2013 at 9:53pm
I had no clue it was THIS close to happening. I just heard the rumor it was coming down.
Kime Eubanks on December 17, 2013 at 11:04pm
Shelli Poole on December 17, 2013 at 11:19pm
I’m looking back at what I wrote and I must be delirious. I don’t see anything that rhymes either. I’ve been ill (not sure what my deal is) and it’s making me loopy.
Mark Petz on December 17, 2013 at 11:40pm
I remember when it was new we bought the pet shop there in 1978
lisa and steve spencer on December 18, 2013 at 10:20am
Petz Pets , I remember going in there several times .
Shelli Poole on December 18, 2013 at 10:30am
Mark, do you have any old pictures of your store there or of the building?
Fred Burnett on December 19, 2013 at 3:05pm
How about this:
On December 17th, of the 2013’s,
Lincoln Square was smashed to smithereens.
Daylight Donuts will no longer make dough.
In its place will be a Kum and Go!
Fred Burnett on December 19, 2013 at 3:19pm
No more Al’s Barber Shop or Frederic’s Salon to do our hair,
Or Simon Says Resale for clothes for our kids to wear.
Shelli Poole on December 19, 2013 at 10:46pm
Splendid! Maybe I was seeing into the future when I said something rhymed.