AutoZone, really?

All winter we were waiting to see what new business would move into the former home of Walgreens at 54th and Lyndale Ave.

Just saw a sign announcing that an AutoZone would be coming soon to that space. Really?

Can’t see how that will add to the walkability of the neighborhood unless your car breaks down on 35W near the Diamond Lake exit. It would have been great to see a new bagel shop (think St. Paul Bagelry) or fresh prep sandwich shop (a la Pret A Manger) or even a Chipotle or Noodles, for heaven’s sake.

What’s filling in the burned-out Beek’s? A self-service carwash?

Julie Fulton