Shipwrecks When a big box store, like Walmart, Costco or Target upgrades to super store status they abandon the old stores and build new ones. It’s cheaper to build a new concrete box then to refurbish an old one. The problem is, once abandoned, the tilt-up buildings and the enormous parking lots around them affect the entire neighborhood... causing the whole place to appear blighted. Any other shops nearby eventually close. In Ontario, right next to the freeway, you can see what a Target looks like when it dies. The Toys R US and Food for Less closed shortly afterward, causing a domino affect in the area. Small homes surround the lot on two sides. From their front doors, residents can gaze into the fenced-off, abandoned lot. A new Target Super Store is close by- two miles away. Unfortunately for Ontario, it is across the town line in Montclair.