While it's impossible to make every single building in South Jersey pristine and worthy of being on the cover of a magazine, there are some properties and buildings that can certainly use a facelift.

Or a bulldozer.

I recently drove the Black Horse Pike from Atlantic City out to Turnersville and back and what caught my attention were some of the old buildings that have seen better days.

Lots of gas stations have closed over the years and are now rusting away. There's no shortage of old strip clubs and adult entertainment places -- the internet killed those. The restaurant business is brutal with many having not survived.

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So, from west to east, I decided to document many of the biggest eyesores along the 45 miles or so of the Black Horse Pike between the freeway and the ocean.

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Time moves quickly -- sometimes so fast that it leaves formerly busy stores and buildings behind. Let's take a trip down the Black Horse Pike from Turnersville down to West Atlantic City and see what you may drive past every day and never think about.

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