The Cellar, 195 N. Central Ave. in Upland, is gone, which caused me to reflect on the high turnover in that building.
Sneakers was the tenant in the late ’90s, the only time I ventured inside. There was at least one other restaurant or club in there between Sneakers and the Cellar, probably two (the name Penguin’s comes to mind), and no doubt there were many more before Sneakers.
At one point post-Sneakers an operator had (I think) Jello wrestling matches in a desperate attempt to get customers in the door, until police cracked down.
And yet year after year, optimistic entrepreneurs keep leasing the building, sure they can make something work. In fact, another business already appears to be moving in to replace the Cellar.
Anyone remember previous tenants there?