Search found 1840 matches

by Super S
Today, 10:23 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Office Depot closures continue
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Office Depot closures continue

IMO, all office supply brick and mortar stores are on borrowed time. OfficeDepot (pre-merger) came and went like that where I am in Southeastern PA (they entered by taking over several former Kids R Us locations). What is left is three OfficeMax branded stores (there used to be many more), only lik...
by Super S
September 20th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Office Depot closures continue
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Office Depot closures continue

I passed by the Office Depot store in Longview, WA today and noticed they have a "CLOSING SALE" banner up. While I am not surprised by a closing, I am surprised by this one, which took over most of a space occupied by Ace Hardware when they consolidated into a smaller space (which itself closed last...
by Super S
September 20th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales

Apparently, the fitting rooms are open at Spirit Halloween. However, I do not know if items are quarantined after people try them on. I know Target has quarantine rooms in the fitting rooms for dirty items. This might vary by area. I know that Fred Meyer and Target have had their fitting rooms clos...
by Super S
September 20th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Maverik opens 2 new stores at new SLC Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Maverik opens 2 new stores at new SLC Airport

Usually a concession company runs all of the stores in a concourse or terminal. https://thepointsguy.com/news/starbucks-hms-host-us-airports-closing/ For example, the Starbucks cafes inside of San Francisco International Airport were not run by Starbucks. It was the concession company running the S...
by Super S
September 20th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales

Back to Halloween stores, I guess it is possible Spirit did team up with Goodwill in order to continue to run a store here. Still at this point, seems they could easily open in the former Kmart or even now, Sears, and have lots more space, vs Goodwill where the selection is very condensed vs a typi...
by Super S
September 19th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales

There used to be a Spirit Halloween store that opened here every year in the former Circuit City. (CC did not make it long, it was built in 2007/08 just before the recession, and it wasn't long after that Circuit City went bankrupt). That store became an Ashley Furniture as of a year or two ago, so...
by Super S
September 19th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 102
Views: 21354

Re: Walmart observations

The Walmart here has been playing music, but I thought maybe it was more for the pickup area, to make the experience more pleasant. The music seems to be mainly playing at the health/pharmacy entrance and that entrance is closed, but it's closest to the pickup carport area. Interestingly the last f...
by Super S
September 18th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 94
Views: 11975

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

Sears Corporate has been taking over some of the dealer stores in an effort to keep them open as the operators are fleeing. Sometimes the operators try to sell the store. I have to wonder though what exactly is happening here. The commercial sounds locally produced, but at the same time sounds like...
by Super S
September 17th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Logo Change
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Rite Aid Logo Change

I went to Kelso, WA today to get rid of some used motor oil at a collection facility near the Rite Aid and stumbled upon a brand new sign on the building: DSCN6479.JPG This location (which received an interior remodel in the last couple years) has had many signs over the years: Giant T, Thrifty, Pa...
by Super S
September 17th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales

Those stores typically are slow when they first open during September and pick up during October as Halloween approaches. I have known several people who have worked for them during the time they are open. I have also seen another store called Halloween City which is very similar in how they operate...