It's a sign of the times - empty shops and closing down signs, with many high streets across the region struggling.
In the last year we've seen several household names already collapse due to decreasing footfall, with more and more people choosing to shop online.
Research for a special edition of ITV's Tonight programme's and Springboard found that across Yorkshire there's a higher than average number of empty shops - more than four thousand one hundred units - and footfall's dropped by about a quarter in the last decade.
Over the past ten years the number of people visiting high streets in the Calendar region has fallen by 25%, the second highest drop in the country.
And figures for vacant shops are also greater than average with 13.6% empty, that's more than 4100 vacant units.
But with two thirds of the regions shops now run by independent retailers - experts say there is hope for the high street.
In Cleckheaton West Yorkshire they're hoping to buck the trend by investing in the towns shopping arcade.
They haven't opened yet but every shop unit is taken, and most by independent retailers.
Meanwhile in Eastgate East Yorkshire a traditional high street full of independent businesses - is a very much a window into the past - but traders say in the retail world it's clear that times have changed.
One man Alan Harvey has been running stores on Eastgate for 40 years, but his latest venture, a clothing store, margins are tight with the gradual downturn in trade.
A few doors down from Alan there's one of the area's few big name brands, Clarks. Bosses of the locally run franchise also say they've seen the number of visitors to the town plummet.
With two thirds of the regions shops now run by independent retailers, experts say there is hope for the high street, and local people are the ones driving it.
As the ever-evolving shop displays take aim at the next retail milestone, traders say they hope the love for its independents will bring with it a wealth of new visitors.