Ravens pharmacy is now Cricket


At least it’s something in the animal kingdom?

Ravens pharmacy closed in January after the building’s ownership changed hands. The new owners were looking for $5,000 a month for the 2,575-square-foot building.

An ownership partner, Daniel Rivas of Centennial Real Estate, told us at the time that  he’d heard from a donut shop, a pharmacy, medical and dental clinics, a cigar shop, restaurant upstarts and a cellphone store all interested in the property.

Rivas assured us that there were no plans to take down the iconic Ravens sign as that’s a big part of what makes the building unique.

A reader suggested it should be an Edgar Allen Poe-themed bookstore or restaurant. That would be cool, but it’s not happening any time soon. Turns out, a cellphone store, Cricket Wireless, got it.

By |2015-07-20T21:59:12-05:00July 21st, 2015|Business, News|4 Comments

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  1. Smokey July 22, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    They do indeed provide a needed service and do so using the AT&T network. Cricket provides prepaid service for the pay check to paycheck demographic that otherwise would not have access to AT&T level service. It cost a little more but their service is highly rated. Point is they are here to serve the current indigenous not the hipster latte loafer and Ray Ban crowd.

  2. lakewoodhobo July 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Payday lenders are scum who take advantage of the poor. Pawn shops are only there for thieves to sell stolen property.

    At least Cricket provides a legitimate service.

  3. Smokey July 21, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Cricket serves the same demographic as the payday lenders, rent to own and pawn shops. They are one of the few that can make that corner and that rent work. They bring nothing new to the mix. Chirp..chirp…

  4. lakewoodhobo July 21, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    I have mixed feelings about this based on my experience with wireless stores on Oak Lawn & Lemmon. AT&T and Verizon leased older spaces and then decided to build their own stores from the ground up. In AT&T’s case, they built on an empty lot. However, Verizon is building on the site of the Avon Apartments.

    So I have no idea if wireless stores are a good way to stabilize a building like Raven’s until a better use comes along. Either way, the landlord is getting the price they want, and that only puts pressure on surrounding properties to increase their rates.

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