Bye Bye A&W

After at least 20 years, the A&W at Hazeldean Mall has closed. I asked the girl at the Subway next to them if they were gone or renovating, and she said they were gone. This store has been there for the entire 20 years I've been going through Hazeldean Mall. This mall really does appear to be dying like the Kanata Town Center mall did 15 years ago -- stores leaving and nothing coming in behind them to replace them. There always seems to be new developments on the outskirts of town, and I guess the real-estate equation works better for stores in new developments rather than existing ones. Eventually this mall will be a ghost town and we'll be doing all our shopping south of Bridlewood or in Stittsville.