The space that recently contained RedFire Grill Kabob is vacant. And it has been vacant for months, which is months more than the five minutes it should have taken to find a replacement tenant.
Why? Because look across the street:
Every single day there are hundreds and hundreds of people who are stuck standing there in line for a cupcake just staring vacantly across the street. It’s an incredibly captive audience!
Sure, trying to open a competing cupcake shop would probably fail, but just about any other idea for a store would get a gigantic boost from the hoards of bored Midwesterners. Anything that would aim at that target rich demographic should score huge at that location. Whether it’s overpriced t-shirts, overpriced souvenirs, or just overpriced bottles of water for heat stroked-stricken suckers, you could make a killing here.