Monday, May 30, 2016

The Anything & Everything Shoppe is now nothing & rotting...


...an old horse barn keeps watch from a distance.





The building (2nd & 3rd photos) which last housed the Anything & Everything Shoppe has had several incarnations in the past.  It was a Gold (buy and sell) store, and I believe before that a thrift store.

It is located in a superb commercial location on Highway 200, the main thoroughfare through southwest Ocala.

Behind it is another building, pictured above...an old horse barn.  That's been sitting empty for at least six years.  The horses are long gone.

I'm intrigued that these structures are vacant & deteriorating in the midst of a thriving commercial area.

18 comments:

William Kendall said...

Odd that nothing is being done with them.

Linda said...

It is always sad to see abandoned places. Great captures, Lowell.

Halcyon said...

How very sad.

Blogoratti said...

It should definitely be put to some good use.

bill burke said...

That's a shame that nobody is using them.

Sharon Anck said...

Someone is holding out for more money.

RedPat said...

I always find that kind of thing mysterious too!

Sharon Anck said...

Me again. Yes, I zip lined down in Costa Rica with my friend Julie. It was one of the scariest things I've ever done. I thought there would be a thick canopy of threes but, there wasn't and I was looking way down at the ground all the time. One platform had a two-step-up ladder that I had to climb up on in order to get hooked to the line. I really thought I would die on that one. But, I finished the whole circuit and vowed that I never needed to do that again.

Taken For Granted said...

Apparently the "Everything…" store did not have the right things to draw in customers. Like the light in your last photos.

Petrea Burchard said...

Looks like anything and everything has up and gone.

magiceye said...

Must be jinxed/cursed!

stardust said...

There’s something melancholic about the abandoned building, which once thrived and then declining. The Ocala temperature on the sidebar tells 75F, while my place 93F right now. I had thought Ocala is much warmer than here.

Yoko

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias.
Continuação de uma boa semana.

Oman said...

Ooooh, i could spend all day in there. Thanks for sharing.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...


When you been at this daily photoing as long as you and I have, you see a lot of change in the community. Part of the fun of it. What will happen to this abandoned store? Prediction?

Janis
GDP

Shammickite said...

someone is waiting for just the right investor to come along with a bag full of money....

Tanya Breese said...

you'd think someone would buy that up and stick a strip mall right there

Bob Poris said...

Although it might be thriving, obviously no prospective entrepreneur is ready to try. The economy is still sort of iffy, so why be in a hurry, until the area begins to see traffic, if ever! What is actually needed or wanted in the area and what are the costs and odds? In the meantime, the 200 corridor is a better bet at the moment. That is usually the calculation needed to entice a risk taker. Right now, we are not even sure the nation will survive the next election in a possibly stalemated form of government for another eight years if Mitch MC continues in office as a Leader.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson