"Almost totally empty." Where will it end?
Alex’s and Dana’s to close
The Roanoke Times
After more than 30 years in business, Alex’s and Dana’s is closing its downtown Pulaski storefront.
“The business has come and gone,” said owner Alex Rygas. “People are shopping elsewhere.”
Rygas, who started the men’s and women’s clothing store in the fall of 1976, said over the years he has watched fashion trends become increasingly casual and business on Main Street increasingly scarce. Both developments have taken a toll on business.
When he started, Rygas explained, he offered about 300 suits in a shop that sat on a vibrant and well-traveled thoroughfare.
Now, because of lack of demand, he sells maybe 50 to 75 suits. And he does so on a street that’s almost “totally empty.” (link)