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Urban Exploration: The Shoppes of Avondale
« on: November 14, 2007, 04:30:00 AM »
Urban Exploration: The Shoppes of Avondale



Originally constructed in the 1920's, this strip of retail stores on St. Johns Avenue still brings in the crowds with a diverse collection of upscale specialty retail boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.

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Re: Urban Exploration: The Shoppes of Avondale
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 08:20:21 AM »
I noticed Chico's was moving. Wonfering if you will see an upscale shift to the st.johns town center.

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Re: Urban Exploration: The Shoppes of Avondale
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 08:58:02 AM »
St. Johns Avenue seems to be more local oriented, while SJTC is a regional outdoor shopping mall with national chains.  It has a natural flavor and sense of place that SJTC can't compete with or even tries too.  St. Johns Avenue and San Marco Square should continue to roll along just fine, no matter happens off JTB and 9A.  Btw, I thought Chico's was negotiating to open a location at 1661 Riverside.  Did that fall through?
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Re: Urban Exploration: The Shoppes of Avondale
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 09:02:27 AM »
There should easily be room for more than one location.

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Re: Urban Exploration: The Shoppes of Avondale
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007, 11:54:59 AM »
a yea that place look like its cwarling with old people

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Re: Urban Exploration: The Shoppes of Avondale
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007, 12:20:41 PM »
Its actually pretty popular with yuppies.  Especially the restaurants like The Brick, Biscotti's and Cabash.
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