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Sleeping Beauty #1866

The Gautor Apotheke, a pharmacy in the shadow of the Gautor at the top of the Gaustrasse, closed its doors at the end of 2011 after 70 years in business.

The city – in its infinite wisdom – converted short-term parking in front of the door to resident parking, the last of the doctors’ practices closed a while back and the University Clinic (just down the road) opened its own pharmacy, all of which combined to pull the economic rug out from under the Heilmann family’s feet.

Looking through the front door, you wouldn’t notice, though.

It looks as if they’ve just closed up the day and they’ll be back tomorrow….

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This entry was published on 13 April, 2013 at 13:00. It’s filed under Commerce, Mainz and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Sleeping Beauty #1866

  1. It’s a beautiful shop. I would miss it, if I were part of it.

    About 5 years ago an old news stand shop in Pasadena closed for similar reasons: parking changes that made it hard to access the store, plus the landlord raised the rent, in hopes the store would have to move and he could make more money.

    The store is still empty. Every time I drive past the shop I feel the store owner might have gotten some revenge, at least against the landlord.

  2. Nice work by the City.

  3. Difficult to keep up with what’s happening in the world sometimes. I wonder if the family mourns the loss or will breathe a sigh of relief?

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