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Jeff Beeler

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I have been thinking about this since I heard that Afterwords remaindered books store on Main Street had closed.

When I first went to A2 back in 1988 and on a regular basis starting in 1990 I found many interesting indpendent businesses to shop and eat in.

Ryder's Hobbies on Liberty was a first stop but it was the first to close like many other shops like it in the Detroit area like The Alcove on Woodward Ave., Comic Kingdom on Gratiot actually in the city of Detroit, Comic Kingdom II on Harper and finally Andy's store on the west side. They have gone the way of many hobby shops a victim of direct ordering and internet stores.

For awhile the Underworld took up the slack like other comic book stores but then it too also closed.

For food we often went to the eclectic and TVless Del Rio, the service was not always the best but it was usually interesting.

Have any businesses I have not heard of come to replace these? The Dawntreader still continues for now for used books but I will miss Afterwords almost new bargains. The chains do not carry the variety that it did.
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