state st drug store, closed 2003;

As a result of steadily increasing rent-leasing rates on the State Street area, Decker Drugs owner Jim Decker closed his doors to students and Ann Arbor residents on April 29. "The rent became raised to the point where you have to say to yourself, I just can't do this anymore," Decker said. "We always did good business, but no matter how much you do rent can price you out."