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by architect
December 11th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS to focus more on Healthcare
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: CVS to focus more on Healthcare

Most of the CVS stores here are in former Eckerd Drug locations that opened in the late 1990s and replaced former strip mall stores. So most of them are in pretty good shape, a good size, and have drive thrus, etc. I did notice there are a few locations that CVS had chosen not to take over that hav...
by architect
December 10th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons North Texas closing 4 stores
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Albertsons North Texas closing 4 stores

Cross post with the openings/closings thread, but the Randalls at 3050 N. Fry Rd. in Katy is closing and converting to El Rancho.
by architect
December 10th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings
Replies: 187
Views: 38916

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Yet another Randalls closure/El Rancho conversion to add to the list, this time the north Katy store at 3050 N. Fry Rd. https://www.chron.com/business/article/Randalls-to-shutter-seventh-Houston-area-store-13455772.php Honestly, I am not surprised by this closure. It was the last Texas store to rece...
by architect
November 28th, 2018, 10:03 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings
Replies: 187
Views: 38916

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Side note, both of these closing DFW stores would likely also be great locations for El Rancho Supermercado, with both being in close proximity to Hispanic-dominant areas. Update on this front: Take this with a grain of salt as I was just reading it on Facebook, but apparently El Rancho is taking o...
by architect
November 28th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons North Texas closing 4 stores
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Albertsons North Texas closing 4 stores

It seems like closures have largely stopped in other regions, but continue in Texas. What will happen if HEB ever seriously enters DFW? Who does WinCo appear to be taking business from in DFW? I am surprised nothing more is happening in Colorado especially around Denver because they are really runn...
by architect
November 28th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons North Texas closing 4 stores
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Albertsons North Texas closing 4 stores

Cross post with the 2018 Openings/Closings thread, but at least two more DFW stores are on the chopping block: the Tom Thumb at 3535 N. Belt Line in Irving and the Albertsons at 4126 S. Carrier Pkwy in Grand Prairie. Both of these closures are being reported by the Dallas Morning News, which reports...
by architect
November 28th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings
Replies: 187
Views: 38916

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

The Westheimer/Shepherd store wasn't doing that well. It had some of the lowest produce sales in the region (not the lowest profit or the highest shrink--and as for how I know this, let's just say some paperwork got left out). The traffic snarls in the area prevent left turns at the nearby stopligh...
by architect
November 4th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Publix adding liquor store next to existing store
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Publix adding liquor store next to existing store

So my local Publix which dated back to 1962, was demolished and rebuilt in 2016. In doing so, they also demolished a vacant storefront to the left of the building and expanded into it. To the right of the building, was Bank of America, which was a corner storefront. That bank closed down last year....
by architect
November 1st, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings
Replies: 187
Views: 38916

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Apparently, The Westheimer/Shepherd Randalls closure in Houston is partially due to the store's lease expiring next year. Although the store might have been performing decently, it sounds like Albertsons did not want to commit to another lease term (which is likely a reflection of their outlook on t...
by architect
October 30th, 2018, 10:34 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons North Texas closing 4 stores
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Albertsons North Texas closing 4 stores

I do not see how Randalls can continue in Houston with such a low store count. How do the remaining stores perform? Are they somehow star performers? I guess they can just operate a few successful stores, cut off most market-wide advertising, and sort of "lie low." Since Albertsons consolidated the...