double down 2010
This building was a long time auto dealership in Southampton, Pa. The dealership went out of business in late 2007 and the building sat vacant for about two years. In early 2009, the property was completely refurbished and big signs announced that a used car dealership was soon to open. The new business opened in late 2009, with lot's of shiny high end "pre-owned" vehicles on the lot. Within three or four months the place was closed, the vehicles gradually disappeared, and the building is once again vacant. The newly installed landscape plants are beginning to wither and brown. I can think of no better photographic analogy to the economic stimulus package we were duped into buying from the shady used car salesmen politicos. The wheels have come off and the engine is stalling, and no amount of smooth talking will fix it.