New store downtown is welcomed

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 10, 2003

The recent announcement that a business will be moving into the former J & K building in the downtown area is welcome news.

No one enjoys seeing empty storefronts, especially in their downtown area. Austin, unlike many communities across America, has a strong downtown presence with nearly all of its storefronts filled.

We're sorry to hear that Leuthold's will soon be closing. But we're hopeful that a new owner for the building will soon be found, making that store vacant for as short a time as possible.

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