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Visions For Vacancies: The Old Skyland Checkers Drive-thru

Looks like this spot should also be placed under our Patch Watch.


Skyland Shopping Center has been around for decades. I read comic books on the newsstand in a corner pharmacy, where Alpha Graphics (formerly known as Action Printing) now sits. For me, walking into Advance Auto Parts is a reminder that the place used to be a Colonial grocery store (anyone remember that?)

Across the street from Skyland Shopping Center stands a former Checkers drive-thru restaurant. Now, its vacant and in bad need of maintenance. It sits at the intersection of Skyland Drive and Drew Valley Road, and near and s, site of a .

So rather than ask our weekly question of, "What do you think should go here?," this week, we're asking, "How can this location be saved?"

thomaszbrokaw June 18, 2012 at 05:59 AM
There may soon come a time when clipping coupons out of the Sunday circular is a distant memory. The problem with coupons has always been the hassle. You have to happen to find a coupon you want and then clip and save it. The solution to that is Printapons and other deal websites.
David George July 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Better question: how can whoever owns this eyesore and hazard be required to clean it up NOW?
keyosha holmes November 17, 2012 at 09:02 AM
I think it should be turned in to a business that's not in this area, that i thonk people would like to see and/or have there. Such as a resource center, where people can go to receive help, with such things as food, personal hygiene, job information and training, hot meals, even Bibles and other resources that will help people to have a life with Christ. Not only a place for stable people but also definitely those that are in great need of help. It would be a very positive and humble way to help people to get there lives together.

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