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by architect
September 1st, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?
Replies: 26
Views: 3526

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?

Despite issues discussed here, BB&B corporate seem to be taking advantage of other declined retail spaces. The company is filling a gap in their trade area in a former Toys R Us near Clackamas Town Center in the Portland, Ore. metropolitan area. Some time ago, they downsized and moved from a locati...
by architect
August 21st, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.
Replies: 39
Views: 2069

Re: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.

Tyler, Texas' was in a strange shopping center from what I recall. Maybe years ago good trade, but didn't seem that way in 2016. But, by the main post office. :lol: Somewhat ironically, the Tyler store was originally built as a higher-end grocery store out of Dallas (I forgot which chain) which onl...
by architect
August 17th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.
Replies: 39
Views: 2069

Re: SteinMart Files for Bankruptcy.

Tyler, Texas' was in a strange shopping center from what I recall. Maybe years ago good trade, but didn't seem that way in 2016. But, by the main post office. :lol: Somewhat ironically, the Tyler store was originally built as a higher-end grocery store out of Dallas (I forgot which chain) which onl...
by architect
August 3rd, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?
Replies: 45
Views: 3593

Re: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?

A couple of Tom Thumb locations in my area have resumed self serve at their donut cases and soup counters, with social distancing markers placed on the floor in front of each.
by architect
June 9th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores

They could have at least sprung for the late 90's Jewel interior stores (the layout isn't much different but the different ceiling in produce, angled/rounded pharmacy, and nicer finish work inside the stores like actual flooring and nice hanging and wall fixtures would go a long ways). I should jus...
by architect
May 7th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom to close 16 stores post COVID
Replies: 32
Views: 2712

Re: Nordstrom to close 16 stores post COVID

Out of the closing stores, the only two that I'm familiar with are Hurst, TX and Broomfield, CO. The Hurst store was opened in the early 2000's as part of a large-scale expansion of North East Mall in an effort to draw more traffic from Fort Worth and nearby suburbs. Although the neighborhoods immed...
by architect
April 18th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: AMC Theaters expected to file for bankruptcy
Replies: 52
Views: 4782

Re: AMC Theaters expected to file for bankruptcy

Interestingly, in DFW, AMC and Cinemark are the dominant players, with Regal operating a more sparse selection of theaters around the market (mostly in lower-end areas). Their may be a bit of local bias here though, as Cinemark is headquartered in Plano, and most of their local theaters are run at a...
by architect
April 14th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: AMC Theaters expected to file for bankruptcy
Replies: 52
Views: 4782

Re: AMC Theaters expected to file for bankruptcy

A big part of the issues which the movie theater industry is facing now can be attributed to industry consolidation in recent years. Up until about 5-10 years ago, there were quite a few different theater chains scattered around the US, some which trended toward large markets (AMC, Cinemark, Regal) ...
by architect
March 14th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 370
Views: 23119

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

In Texas, HEB is shifting their hours across the board to 8am-8pm to create time overnight for additional sanitation and restocking. In addition, employees and product are being pulled from some bakeries and delis to open up more staff for restocking/cashiering throughout the day. In some cases, out...