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by Super S
9 minutes ago
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: HouseMart Ace Hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: HouseMart Ace Hardware

Finally an article about it: https://tdn.com/news/local/longview-triangle-center-ace-hardware-slated-to-close-mid-june/article_8bb0796b-a756-5dd5-a145-7ef7f7e21c7b.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 Misleading on two counts. First, the article makes it sound as if Ace actually owns this location,...
by Super S
13 minutes ago
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: All Dressbarn stores to close
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: All Dressbarn stores to close

I actually saw one of their stores which had recently closed about a year ago in Vancouver, WA, so they were quietly closing some stores.
by Super S
May 19th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Odd changes at DQ here
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Odd changes at DQ here

We have two DQs here. One is an older, originally Braizer franchised location. The other one is a newer DQ Grill and Chill of mid 2000s era. Both stores have approximately the same thing, though the newer one has more options. They both have the same decoration style on the inside too. Over the pas...
by Super S
May 15th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Carquest name disappearing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2959

Re: Carquest name disappearing?

I wonder are these locations still Carquest franchise operations and the ones that converted to the Advance banner corporate operations? There is a Carquest in Reno with pretty short hours in an industrial area but there is no Advance nearby. We've been getting radio and TV commercials for Advance ...
by Super S
May 13th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Carquest name disappearing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2959

Re: Carquest name disappearing?

The Advance Auto Parts store which prompted this thread, in Longview, WA, is now in the process of quietly closing. On the outside all that indicates this are a handful of 50% off signs. I think this location has struggled for years even under Carquest. The store never seemed to be very busy. Our lo...
by Super S
May 13th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Stores with locked-down fitting rooms
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Stores with locked-down fitting rooms

One thing I've noted is that Ross stores around here also station uniformed loss prevention officers in the front of the store, even in nicer areas. As far as I can recall I haven't seen one of these at a TJMaxx/Marshall's or a Burlington store around here. While I rarely shop at Ross, I have notic...
by Super S
May 13th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Idaho's Karcher Mall sold, may be redeveloped
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Idaho's Karcher Mall sold, may be redeveloped

Another article from the Idaho Statesman which mentions demolishing part of the mall:

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/bus ... 40004.html
by Super S
May 12th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Liquor Store
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Rite Aid Liquor Store

Is there still a Rite Aid next door or just a standalone store operated by Rite Aid? Liquor has been sold out in the open in the Washington state Rite Aid stores since the state run liquor stores went away. So this isn't really unusual unless it is a liquor only store.
by Super S
May 11th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Stores with locked-down fitting rooms
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Stores with locked-down fitting rooms

There was a time when individual departments also had more staffing that could more closely monitor such fitting rooms as the registers were often placed close by. These days, centralized fitting rooms are the norm in new builds and remodels. Sometimes they are locked, sometimes they are not. I have...
by Super S
May 8th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger: new clothing line: "Dip"
Replies: 14
Views: 2473

Re: Kroger: new clothing line: "Dip"

I visited another Fred Meyer in Vancouver (Orchards) yesterday which completed a remodel fairly recently. I noticed the same thing going on with their apparel department (which was not downsized at this location) Carhartt had a larger area but sizes were still limited. It appears Fred Meyer is getti...