It seems the struggling Antiques Mall on Broadway and 300 East has sputtered its last dusty breath after 30 years. ---
I saw the spray paint this morning and it immediately reminded me of a story I'm working on for this week. It concerns a locally-owned retail store peeved that West Valley City is unwilling to loosen up on beautification requirements despite the lingering recession. That business, Carpet Barn, on Redwood Road, is irked that West Valley has given over $200,000 to big business already in 2010 yet requires small businesses on Redwood Road to pay to implement city-determined beauty standards.Like the spray paint on the Antique Mall, the owners of Carpet Barn wonder, where's our bailout?