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Yardage Town Closes Down, Rumors of Bevmo at Rite Aid Spot

Two storefronts now site empty side-by-side in the Plaza de Cuyamaca shopping center.

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The , once Santee's lone purveyer of fabric, has closed its doors, to the dismay of local sewers and quilters.

Two storefronts now site empty side-by-side in the Plaza de Cuyamaca shopping center, the as well. A chain link fence outside the front of the Yardage Town suggests construction and possibly a new occupant.

An employee of the Plaza de Cuyamaca indicated that reason for the closure was mainly based on a rent increase that property managers were seeking- purportedly up to double the previous rent price. She also said that other small shops in the center were facing challenging rent increases.

The recent upgrade to the facade of the Petco store, remodel of the  storefront and remodel of the  in the Plaza, and pressure for other stores to follow suit, were cited by the Rite Aid employee as reasons for the rent increase.

I have heard unsubstantiated rumors that Bevmo might be considering moving into the old Rite Aid building (nothing confirmed).

The in the same shopping center is open again after a couple months of .

If you know about any Santee business openings or closings, let us know in the comments below or email Steven.Bartholow@Patch.com.

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Carol Ann July 01, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Yes, Erin! Santee is a VERY good location for a Trader Joe's. The La Mesa location is always crowded because it's the only location for the entire east county and parking is a joke! C'mon Santee - TRADER JOE'S!! (But I'll also take a BevMo!!)
Carol Ann July 01, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Wasn't it Jesus who turned water into wine??
just my opinion July 02, 2012 at 02:09 AM
There is a yardage town in El Cajon on Broadway.
Earlene July 04, 2012 at 03:48 AM
I heard something almost unthinkable today about McDonald's, Santee. Someone said there is a sign on their building which says they no longer serve breakfast in the morning, with the exception of weekends! WOW! Carl's, Jr., Burger King, Jack-In-The-Box, Wendy's and others ALL serve breakfast. I would think breakfast is a large portion of their profits, wouldn't you? And they enlarged the building for what?....to cut out breakfast? What are these people thinking? I'm sure their competition is laughing all the way to the bank.
Steven Bartholow July 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Update on BevMo! coming to Santee- http://santee.patch.com/articles/beverages-and-more-coming-to-santee

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