The Story Of A Storefront

When I arrived in Montevideo this was a seasonal pop up retailer selling trinkets and decorations Navidad. It is located immediately across from Montevideo Shopping and the World Trade Center auditorium.

On December 23rd a small printed sign appeared on the door directing visitors to their location in the Centro neighborhood. The premises were empty and windows uncovered.

From then until last week the building sat. Door occassionally open for squatter to shit there before sleeping on the sidewalk outside.

Eventually a small group came and cleaned out the building, again. This time when they finished they had it signed and advertising to new renters. Meanwhile well over a month was spent where the premises were doing the opposite of advertising their desirability.

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