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by BatteryMill
June 17th, 2019, 5:29 pm
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 BatteryMill
June 13th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Dance Music
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Target Dance Music

You may not like where Cornell is taking Target but they are one of the few retailers showing comp growth. Give Cornell credit for righting the ship. And most importantly, my wife has returned to shopping at Target. She stopped shopping there after the store pulled out so much merchandise to make r...
by BatteryMill
June 12th, 2019, 12:28 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 Fa...
by BatteryMill
June 10th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Simon mall branding homogenization
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Simon mall branding homogenization

buckguy wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 7:28 am
There malls are pretty uniform and have been since the wave of renovations they did to long neglected DeBartolo properties in the early 2000s.
How so? I'm more familiar with their Mills malls and Premium Outlets than anything else they've acquired, so they are different than their core malls.
by BatteryMill
June 8th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Simon mall branding homogenization
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Simon mall branding homogenization

While not that much of an issue, this is something rather curious I have seen going on at Simon malls. In recent years Simon has strived to streamline their mall branding, such as making all logos identical and placing the Simon brand openly throughout their properties. To additionally note I am una...
by BatteryMill
June 8th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Dance Music
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Target Dance Music

I was at a Target store that is undergoing the Next Gen Remodel and it sounded like I was in a dance club. The thumping dance music was almost as bad as Abercrombie & Fitch or its teenage cousin Hollister. If they start pumping cologne into the air, I will avoid this place like the plague. Well, th...
by BatteryMill
May 21st, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: All Dressbarn stores to close
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: All Dressbarn stores to close

This is quite weird. They're just closing a chain outright with no precipitated closing rounds, bankruptcies or troubles brewing? Now that's odd, unless it becomes the norm within this retail apocalypse we live in.
by BatteryMill
May 15th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area

The round store was pretty nice. Lousy bakery/deli but I did like the feel and layout of the round store very much. I went into another Food Lion somewhat near BWI Airport and was a little shocked. It was the usual little Food Lion of the 80's. It was pretty busy with 3-4 checkouts open and custome...
by BatteryMill
May 14th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area

Is the Food Lion in Westminster, MD- Westminster Shopping Center a former Bloom? Great question - that store never became Bloom back then. Food Lion only did the Bloom/Bottom Dollar conversions in Northern Virginia and some Maryland stores closer to D.C. while simply remodeling their other stores i...
by BatteryMill
May 12th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 110
Views: 28920

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

I got to go into a single Shoppers this week. It was exactly how I remembered Shoppers. The store was clean and orderly. Well maintained, bright, the physical plant was in great shape. The decor was probably modern in 2005 but still looks fine. There was a good amount of traffic in the store. Perim...