The Red Rooster convenient store recently closed its doors on Detroit Avenue.
The lights are still on; the slushy machine is still spinning; and there are still deli meats in the cooler near the check-out counter.
However, the store — well-known for its fried chicken — has been shuttered for a couple of weeks.
Attempts to reach the owner have been unsuccessful.
One resident, who lives in the apartment building across the street, said last she was upset to hear the news, as she tried to open the door and peered in through the windows in disbelief.
"I don't drive, so where am I going to get the things I need?" she said, noting that it could be a while before the new Discount Drug Mart is built a couple blocks away.
With its busy location, across from Lakewood City Hall, the space will not likely sit vacant for too long.
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