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by rwsandiego
June 20th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: New build Vons coming to Valley Center (near Escondido)
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Re: New build Vons coming to Valley Center (near Escondido)

When’s the last time Albertsons, Vons or Ralph’s opened a new store (NOT an expanded or replacement store)? The last Von’s I can think of built from the ground up was the Pavilion’s that opened in Irvine in 2007. (Interestingly, at the time of the merger, despite Irvine growing past 250K residents,...
by rwsandiego
June 18th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Registers Fail Nationwide
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: Target Registers Fail Nationwide

I was at the Mission Valley - San Diego store when this happened! It was backed up a bit but management stepped in quickly and expedited things along pretty well. Received FREE bags and $5.00 off purchase. That store had some good and not-so-good managers, but in the last few years before I moved t...
by rwsandiego
June 17th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support
Replies: 20
Views: 783

Re: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support

I have been to the store near Mission Valley (San Diego) and it is a BIG store! But, WAY more employees than customers! Selection was weird but prices were competitive. My one and only Fry's experience was at that store back in the early 2000's shortly after moving to San Diego. Don't remember what...
by rwsandiego
June 16th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Registers Fail Nationwide
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: Target Registers Fail Nationwide

... Surprisingly, it seems many of their items come pre-marked with prices - store branded things and even seasonal items in name brands that must be packed specifically for them. Not everything, of course, but they do have some.... The vast majority of items other than clothing and some home decor...
by rwsandiego
June 16th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Dance Music
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Target Dance Music

Target's recent remodels (ie the Sterling , VA store off Route 7) look like an ode to what they think millennial shoppers want in a store. No problem with them catering to a certain demographic. However as a store they have to consider that folks might come in and go what the heck happened in here ...
by rwsandiego
June 15th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: New build Vons coming to Valley Center (near Escondido)
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Re: New build Vons coming to Valley Center (near Escondido)

This is probably why Kroger doesn't bother to build stores anymore in California. It is just too much trouble. All this back and forth, delays, years of going through planning... costs a lot of money. A lot easier to build a new store in Arizona or Nevada or Ohio... Now if this was Sprouts or Trade...
by rwsandiego
June 14th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Simon mall branding homogenization
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Simon mall branding homogenization

...HOWEVER, one mall that I think they have gotten traction on getting people to use "Westfield" is Westfield Culver City. Only because they changed the name of the mall completely from "Fox Hills." So newcomers to the area really do call it "Westfield Culver City." But those of us who have been he...
by rwsandiego
June 14th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: New build Vons coming to Valley Center (near Escondido)
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Re: New build Vons coming to Valley Center (near Escondido)

It was approved. But California style nimbyism was in full effect. https://www.valleycenter.com/articles/liberty-bell-plaza-vons-albertsons-the-aftermath-and-disappointment/ The neighborhood surrounding the VONS I mentioned above complains endlessly about the size of the store (it is really small)....
by rwsandiego
June 13th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Simon mall branding homogenization
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Simon mall branding homogenization

...HOWEVER, one mall that I think they have gotten traction on getting people to use "Westfield" is Westfield Culver City. Only because they changed the name of the mall completely from "Fox Hills." So newcomers to the area really do call it "Westfield Culver City." But those of us who have been he...
by rwsandiego
June 11th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Simon mall branding homogenization
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Simon mall branding homogenization

When I go to a mall I don't think "Oh, should I go to a Simon Mall or a Westfield Mall." I go to the mall that has the store or stores I am looking for. Here in Phoenix, they all seem to be owned by Macerich, so not much opportunity to choose between management companies. Back in San Diego I had Fas...