Joe's [Sub Shop] is gone, the place around the corner next to White's Market [Rio Wraps] is gone." And they were. Phones for both were disconnected, and the owners couldn't be reached. Of course it's not just food places that are hurting: on North University, Beanie June, the girly but hip mother-daughter-owned women's clothing boutique, closed recently. It was the third State Street area clothing store to fall this school year-Ana Banana went down last fall, followed by Steve & Barry's. But even with "the economy," some hardy souls are still betting on the campus district. Two closed busi..."/>
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Closings Hit Campus

State Street area feels pain and rebirth

From the May, 2009 issue

An eviction notice on the door of Earl of Sandwich, on State Street, pretty much explained everything, but former employee Andrew Schaeferle, on site cleaning up, rounded out the picture. He began with the two words on everyone's lips these days: "The economy." Then he gestured up and down campus's main street. "As you can tell, there are a lot less

 
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