In San Marco, I see that the Bath & Linens store next to Underwoods has a "space for lease" banner hanging over it even though the store appeared to be open. I guess the end is near for it and the landlord is thinking ahead.
Also read in the paper that Atlanta Bread closed in Lakewood although the article said they already had a replacement tenant moving in.
I was at SJTC over the weekend. Cheesecake Factory still had a full house from appearances but the wait was only 5 minutes, not the usual hour plus. Could have been that I was there mid afternoon on a holiday weekend. Did see one vacant storefront on a corner in the new section toward Capital Grille. Don't know if it was previously occupied.
More and more, I see vacant storefronts in the strip centers along our avenues. Many stores appear to be closing without much of a whimper or press.
Overall, I think we still have way too much retail and agree that the worst in that area is yet to come.
MJ does a construction update each month. Maybe it should go out to strip centers with the cameras and document the opposite, what's disappearing. Unfortunately, right now that might make for a longer article.