Digital pictures put an end to the ubiquitous film processing kiosks and strip mall stores. Now smartphones are doing away with digital cameras ("experts say"). While contemplating the vagaries of why I never have my camera when my 5 megapixel phone camera won't do, I remembered the heyday of Fotomat.
They weren't all bulldozed. And the Libyans didn't plow into all of them, either. Some have new life as caffeine filling stations.
That means these sites are still doing a form of wet process chemical alchemy, after all.