Back toward the end of July, I blogged about a new store that replaced a DVD store in the mall here called Itz A Puzzle. I wondered how a puzzle store could do more business than a DVD store, and I thought it was pretty foolish for such a store to try and make a go in what is considered to be a high-end mall.
I was right. When I came into work this morning, Itz A Puzzle is no more. There is a white facade in front of the store with the announcement: “Coming Soon! Another Exciting Store!” Who knows what the store will be, but if the current trend for that particular spot continues, it will probably end up selling things like slide rules (which wouldn’t be too bad, really, because I’d love to get my hands on a good slide rule.)