This is the view of the 1800 block of Main Avenue, looking south. A dusty front window peered into Vanity Cleaners. Gatsby’s Sandwich Shoppe had an upper level built from recycled wood. A Mod Clothing store was next door. The Aladdin Poodle Parlor served the peacocky pooches of Monte Vista. Ball-It was a pinball arcade. It was so popular that the Rock Garden Nightclub next door became Eat-It, a bar & grill. An Exxon sign hangs above an old gas station. Through the peeling and faded paint, one could discern a previous occupant, Hudson Cars. Gas-guzzling muscle cars (Mercury, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile) cruise the street. Photo by Don Mathis.