Sidewalk work (Castleton, NY) May 2012

Stewart’s is Upstate New York’s premiere convenience store. When this location left my village two years after its renovation, it left a hole in our already blighted village. It is sad to think of because at one point there were many stores downtown – at least enough for everything one would need without having to drive far. A family has been trying to revive that particular abandoned building with a new convenience store, but it is taking a long while to get going.