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by Super S
Today, 1:40 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: New WinCo Foods locations out of Shopko Bankruptcy
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: New WinCo Foods locations out of Shopko Bankruptcy

I was in Centralia today and drove by the site where Centralia Station is proposed, where WinCo is supposedly locating. No signs of any new development as of yet. It has been nearly two years since Fred Meyer backed out. I really hope that the delays are due to the current pandemic situation and not...
by Super S
Today, 8:44 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 150
Views: 25788

Re: Walmart observations

I have seen improvement in Walmart's grocery operations. I am visiting them more since I have shifted away from Fred Meyer after they started their card program. While I feel that WinCo still has better prices overall, Walmart does have better variety in frozen foods, carrying some items that WinCo ...
by Super S
November 25th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions

Portland area + Lloyd Center + The interior area of Mall 205 + The interior area of Cedar Hills Crossing. The exterior facing businesses are very successful. + Three Rivers Mall in Kelso Elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest: The Shoppes At Riverside, formerly known as South Shore Mall in Aberdeen, WA...
by Super S
November 23rd, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer "Spokane Test" - eliminate dedicated electronics, reduce GM, expand liquor/food, require card for sale prices
Replies: 69
Views: 13919

Re: Fred Meyer "Spokane Test" - eliminate dedicated electronics, reduce GM, expand liquor/food, require card for sale pr

On a non Black Friday note, Onpoint Credit Union is replacing Chase in the Portland area Fred Meyer stores. Says a lot about where the banking industry is headed. A lot of retail banking has moved to credit unions while the old school banks are focusing more on building relationships with higher ne...
by Super S
November 23rd, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Jack In The Box
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Jack In The Box

Jack’s tacos...a favorite of drunks and stoners everywhere! Washed down with a refreshing Jack Cola! (They didn’t switch to Coke until the mid-70s) I seem to remember Jack In The Box not heavily mentioning Coke products until sometime relatively recently, their drink cups for the longest time had t...
by Super S
November 23rd, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 189
Views: 15274

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

I heard stories of Sears Stores actually refusing to sell appliances to customers if customers would not buy an extended warranty with the appliance. I never had them push that hard for the Shop Your Way program though. At least in the case of Sears, when you entered your phone number you typed it ...
by Super S
November 23rd, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Thread star ratings
Replies: 9
Views: 13781

Re: Thread star ratings

BatteryMill wrote: November 19th, 2020, 4:40 pm With this update it seems to me as if the site header is broken. The logo only shows up through a smaller thumbnail and the default title text appears to the right.
I have also noticed this.
by Super S
November 23rd, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Camarillo Vons to move to former Kmart
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: Camarillo Vons to move to former Kmart

The Kmart, however, would need significant reconstruction for modern shipping docks, but even so, 63k square feet looks a bit on the skimpy side given what they have to work with. The article mentions that the KMart is being torn down. it also makes it sound like the new Vons will be the exact same...
by Super S
November 22nd, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Lifting of Coronavirus restrictions on restaurants
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Lifting of Coronavirus restrictions on restaurants

Here in Washington indoor dining is closed again. While I haven't been by Applebee's to see if their tent has returned, I have seen a few restaurants putting up tarps, tents etc. and using heaters to provide limited outdoor dining areas. I get the point of this, but I am not going to pay restaurant ...
by Super S
November 22nd, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 189
Views: 15274

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Wow. This sounds like a few years ago when Sears was aggressively pushing the Shop Your Way program. In several instances I threatened to leave after the cashier continued pushing it after saying I wasn't interested. In one case, the cashier continued so I actually did put down my purchase and left....