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Burger King and Auto Body Shop Close on Palm Avenue

The two businesses closures come amidst changes being made on other parts of the street.

Burger King and Auto Body Shop Close on Palm Avenue Burger King and Auto Body Shop Close on Palm Avenue

The Home of the Whopper is no longer in Imperial Beach.

Burger King at 1180 Palm Avenue shut its doors about two weeks ago.

The restaurant's corporate offices could did not respond for comment.

Signs and kitchen equipment have all been removed. The only evidence left that it used to be a Burger King (beyond the building's blue and red color scheme) are piles of paint on the ledge of windows that used to bear advertisements for food specials.

Two blocks away at 989 Palm Avenue, Precision Auto Body & Collision also closed. Its owners could not be reached for contact but construction workers renovating the building next to said a new auto body business may move in within the next month.

The two businesses closed amidst changes currently taking place on State Route 75 or Palm Avenue. The Miracle Shopping Center, which was established in the late 1940s, may be demolished by the end of the year. Approval of demolition . Goodwill, which was the last business to leave the shopping center, moved into the shopping center across the street in mid July.

Further down at the city's 13th Street border, and the American Legion is going through the final stages to create a new four-story building to house a new hall for Legion members and 30 affordable housing units for seniors and veterans.

Just over the border, the city's Redevelopment Agency is in negotiations with the city of San Diego and the Port of San Diego to agree upon , a plot of untouched land between the two cities.

The Facade Improvement program, sponsored by the city's Redevelopment Agency, have redesigned storefronts up and down the street. Up next is on State Route 75 near 7th Street.

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