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by kr.abs.swy
July 3rd, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: International Marketplace Point Roberts, WA
Replies: 26
Views: 3731

Re: International Marketplace Point Roberts, WA

Storewanderer, I don't disagree. But when your business plan is based on international citizens evading taxes, border closure or changes to border regulations ought to fall under the category of entrepreneurial risk. I've been in this store. It has a Canadian flag in its logo, is called "Intern...
by kr.abs.swy
July 2nd, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Izzys Pizza
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Re: Izzys Pizza

The Corvallis location became Max's Food and More (apparently a Mexican concept -- I've never gone there) sometime last year.
by kr.abs.swy
July 1st, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: International Marketplace Point Roberts, WA
Replies: 26
Views: 3731

Re: International Marketplace Point Roberts, WA

This one bothers me. This is a business that exists primarily to support tax avoidance on the part of Canadians, with a secondary benefit of serving a small community with a much larger grocery store than they would otherwise have. They aren't doing anything illegal (who is to say if the person buyi...
by kr.abs.swy
April 25th, 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers
Replies: 40
Views: 5004

Re: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers

I noticed today in the local ExtraMile/Jackson's that almost all of the store-brand goods are back to Jackson's. This is a store in Oregon. For a while they seemed to be trying reasonably hard to transition everything from Jackson's to ExtraMile. Today the only ExtraMile-brand goods I saw were mugs ...
by kr.abs.swy
April 22nd, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Shilo Inns exiting restaurant business?
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: Shilo Inns exiting restaurant business?

This chain has fallen dramatically. 20 years ago I would have considered staying with them. Today, not a chance. I have stayed at hotels near the Newport Shilo a couple of times and walked through out of curiosity. It is depressing. One time they had a bunch of rooms with grills in front, presumably...
by kr.abs.swy
April 13th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Remaining unfilled Haggen stores
Replies: 23
Views: 2925

Re: Remaining unfilled Haggen stores

The Boulder City, Nevada, Vons / Haggen was empty for a while and may still be. Something called "Medolac Labs" comes up in that location on Google Maps right now. I have no idea if that is temporary or permanent or if they are taking the whole space. Albertsons really scored a nice monopo...
by kr.abs.swy
April 6th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Albertsons continues to disappear from WA
Replies: 77
Views: 8661

Re: Albertsons continues to disappear from WA

These stores are operating the same programs, are using combined marketing, and are even using a combined plastic bag in Washington. Both brands are well known to consumers, so it's not like they are introducing, for example, Food Lion to Seattle. Why on earth would they keep both names? It costs mo...
by kr.abs.swy
April 5th, 2021, 10:40 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021

Storewanderer, do you happen to know the story of why Safeway ended up with this store from Ray's? I remember that there were elements of that store that do not feel original to Safeway. I beg your pardon--it WAS indeed Coos Bay that I saw. We were driving north on Hwy 1 and stopped at the Safeway f...
by kr.abs.swy
April 5th, 2021, 10:38 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021

I beg your pardon--it WAS indeed Coos Bay that I saw. We were driving north on Hwy 1 and stopped at the Safeway for a restroom...saw the FM (which was the first we'd encountered) and was shocked. Thanks Romr123 That store truly has to be seen to be believed. They must have started with a fairly sta...
by kr.abs.swy
April 5th, 2021, 10:15 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021

I beg your pardon--it WAS indeed Coos Bay that I saw. We were driving north on Hwy 1 and stopped at the Safeway for a restroom...saw the FM (which was the first we'd encountered) and was shocked. You saw what is easily the most run down Fred Meyer building in the entire chain. But the interior of t...