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by pseudo3d
Yesterday, 2:15 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Fuddrucker's and Luby's To Liquidate
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Fuddrucker's and Luby's To Liquidate

Fuddrucker's never really made sense to even before it had been bought and sold a couple times. They had some odd locations---the one I remember in Atlanta was in a flagship Home Depot and despite a steady business was closed when the store was downgraded. They didn't seem to have a real strategy f...
by pseudo3d
September 20th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Market Basket opens second Maine store (Westbrook)
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Market Basket opens second Maine store (Westbrook)

Look at all that great Polar Seltzer. It must be close to 1/3 aisle worth. Plus more of the aisle for private label seltzer. You just can't beat the selection at this chain, or the pricing, on center store items especially. This is the type of item to seek out at this chain. Shaw's also has a "Pola...
by pseudo3d
September 18th, 2020, 9:17 pm
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 pseudo3d
September 18th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Halloween Stores & Halloween Sales

Usually the Halloween stores use half the space, even smaller spaces, so one I visited a few years ago, in effect, used a quarter of a Winn-Dixie store that closed long ago (the Winn-Dixie became a furniture store, and that got subdivided, and the Halloween store used half of the sub-lease's space)....
by pseudo3d
September 17th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Retail design trends
Replies: 24
Views: 824

Re: Retail design trends

I have seen some epoxy based finishes that are used in new builds that hold up fairly well. The white floors in many WinCo stores come to mind. As a question, does epoxy = terrazzo? I do know terrazzo was quite common in retail buildings before the 2000s. True..........but I do not often see those ...
by pseudo3d
September 12th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger King's Restaurant Of Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 1003

Re: Burger King's Restaurant Of Tomorrow

In Reno, NV back in the 00's, a "Burger King of the Future" was built. It is on Kietzke Lane. It had all kinds of new technology, an indoor playground, self service drinks, automated ketchup dispensers, new cooking methods (got rid of the microwaves), etc. Much better layout and space than a typica...
by pseudo3d
September 12th, 2020, 12:02 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Safeway closures
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Safeway closures

Certainly Albertsons seems to have gotten the yearly closures down to a just a few (though the Randalls stores were still hit hard), but I do wonder what's the bigger plan for Sankaran's Albertsons. He seems to talk about e-commerce a lot, but that's a dangerous road to go down when looking at how ...
by pseudo3d
September 11th, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Safeway closures
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Safeway closures

Certainly Albertsons seems to have gotten the yearly closures down to a just a few (though the Randalls stores were still hit hard), but I do wonder what's the bigger plan for Sankaran's Albertsons. He seems to talk about e-commerce a lot, but that's a dangerous road to go down when looking at how K...
by pseudo3d
September 10th, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 161
Views: 10735

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

J.C. Penney to be bought by its biggest landlords, Simon and Brookfield Wells Fargo has agreed to extend Penney $2 billion in revolving credit and when the transaction is completed, Penney will be left with $1 billion in cash. More than 70,000 jobs may be saved by the transaction. Penney has alread...
by pseudo3d
September 6th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 60
Views: 1605

Re: Pavilions?

Did they do a store remodel or something in conjunction with the banner change? As more and more old grocery people in upper management have been retiring or leaving Albertsons and being replaced by people who may have food industry background but not grocery retail background, I think we are seein...