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by Super S
Yesterday, 9:00 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's Neighborhood Store Watch
Replies: 34
Views: 1253

Re: Macy's Neighborhood Store Watch

Macy's also did not understand the Idaho market very well. Idaho had many smaller stores, most of which have closed. For a while they had three stores in the Boise area: Boise Towne Square (former Bon, still open), Downtown Boise (former Bon, was the only department store that kept a location in Dow...
by Super S
Yesterday, 8:35 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Winco Operations
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Winco Operations

When did California ever have Cub Foods? I thought that the last of the non-Minnesota stores closed around 2007. WinCo operated many stores under the Cub Foods name under a franchise agreement until 1999. However, the Cub interior continued to be used in new-build stores for many years after they s...
by Super S
July 24th, 2021, 6:35 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's Neighborhood Store Watch
Replies: 34
Views: 1253

Re: Macy's Neighborhood Store Watch

Hillsboro, OR confuses me a bit. The store opened in 2004 and has had some investment. It also has a Macy's Backstage inside the store. That is a generally busy area and demographics are good. If that store goes that will only leave a total of 2 Macy's around metro Portland (3 if you count Vancouve...
by Super S
July 24th, 2021, 6:15 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Subway...what a joke
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Subway...what a joke

We have discussed Subway elsewhere here. I will say that they are by far one of the most inconsistent chains out there, and is a chain I try to avoid when traveling. With that said, there are a few local ones that are well-run. Their "refresh" needs to include some kind of quality control....
by Super S
July 23rd, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's Neighborhood Store Watch
Replies: 34
Views: 1253

Re: Macy's Neighborhood Store Watch

Ones I know: 27 Silverdale Kitsap (WA) - although Puget Sound is certainly a travel barrier, this is one of the smaller Macy's left in the WA Bon footprint. 28 Bend River (OR) - This store has a M-A-C Cosmetics counter, but is small and JCPenney left this town. Bend is a very odd market. Isolated. ...
by Super S
July 23rd, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Baxter Auto Parts to become Carquest
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Baxter Auto Parts to become Carquest

I wonder who currently supplies this Baxter? There was a Carquest turned Advance out in Winnemucca, NV and it did not last long under the Advance banner. Interesting to see expansion under the Carquest banner. It is my understanding that at least some of the current California Carquests are going t...
by Super S
July 22nd, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Baxter Auto Parts to become Carquest
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Baxter Auto Parts to become Carquest

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210602006056/en/Advance-Auto-Parts-Expands-Presence-in-the-Pacific-Northwest-with-29-New-Independently-Owned-Carquest-Stores This is an interesting development as most Carquest locations in this area were converted to the Advance banner, and some of those loc...
by Super S
July 16th, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores
Replies: 15
Views: 937

Re: another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores

I drove through Wilsonville today and made a quick stop for something to drink at the Safeway there, which used to be Lamb's. I noticed that the store has the latest interior wall package, which by itself doesn't look too bad. But looking down, I saw ugly polished concrete. And looking up I saw thre...
by Super S
July 14th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?
Replies: 142
Views: 21060

Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

I'm buying lottery tickets and going to Vegas if Walmart actually opens a store in one of the five NYC boroughs! But seriously NYC seems hostile to Walmart and I don't see it meeting Walmart's financial needs ie run it as cheaply as possible. If a "discounter" takes over those spaces the ...
by Super S
July 12th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?
Replies: 142
Views: 21060

Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

Astor Place in NYC (former Wanamaker's, across from Cooper Union) closed today. Employees did not know until they came to work today. Apparently they're being evicted for not paying their bills. I was there two weeks ago, it was devoid of customers and looked sad but was stocked. Lampert can go to ...