There are remnants of commercial strips along Grand and along Tower Grove Avenue north of Shaw, while a declining shopping district is located on 39th Street. Small shops are scattered throughout the area, mainly at intersections. Further west, small groups of neighborhood shops are located at Vandeventer Avenue's intersections with Shaw and Kingshighway. Commercial strips which formerly occupied frontage on Manchester, Vandeventer and Chouteau Avenues are now suffering from high vacancy and poor maintenance.