Save the Strip

The Strip is a piece of property just off the campus of the University of Alabama that contains a lot of small businesses. The University has begun buying up the property in an effort to “diversify” and now they want to raze the building housing the Alabama Book Store, a 42-year-old family business with a staff of 32, to put up a parking lot. Some claim it’s to effort to remove competition for the University’s campus store The Supply Store. Owner David Jones Jr. (who runs the store with his father David Jones Senior) has put together a website SavetheStrip.com to open keep the public abreast of the situation.