By Cecilia Chan | Independent Newspapers
Glendale Avenue downtown in the 1970s was home to a robust row of auto dealers.
Then in the early 2000s, the dealerships began leaving, zapping the corridor of its economic bustle.
For years, the city invested time and money to jump-start its decaying downtown but to no avail. Vacancy rates, population drop and unemployment rates continued to surpass the rest of Glendale.
Last week, a report with recommendations to revitalize the area was unveiled to the City Council in workshop.