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The South Drive-In will probably survive longer than expected for two reasons:
1 – They are the last of a dying breed. During the portion of summer when school is also out, they show movies 7 nights/week on both screens. During the remaining portion of the movie season they show movies on Friday and Saturday nights. Also, as someone mentioned previously, they sell out or come close to it almost every weekend evening they are open!
2 – They operate the area as a flea market in the off season, renting “space” to local vendors at a fair price. Vendors line up into the street as early as 5 am to ensure a space, as they tend to fill up quickly.
This building is NOT empty. For the last several years, the E. Main St Pharmacy has operated in this location. Though there has been a “revolving door” of physicians and/or medical clinics that have occupied the medical office section, the pharmacy has been in this location for at least five years. If you see the picture on Google Maps, mentioned by “ZookieFreddie” (he’s correct that the marquee says “For Lease” – but there are several available rooms/offices available for lease), you’ll also see a “sandwich board” style sign near the road. This is a sign for the dentist in the building. Unfortunately, it seems to be difficult to support most of the medical clinics that have occupied the medical space from the surrounding neighborhood.
However, I can assure you the building is NOT empty, and a local pharmacist has occupied the building for several years, and still does!