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by BreakingThrough
April 14th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Remaining unfilled Haggen stores
Replies: 23
Views: 1629

Re: Remaining unfilled Haggen stores

What about San Marcos, CA (Rancho Santa Fe Rd. & San Marcos Blvd.)? Former Vons, I believe then became Haggen. Now vacant; was just down in that shopping center last week.
by BreakingThrough
February 12th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Amazon Fresh coming to Sacramento (Citrus Heights)
Replies: 20
Views: 2430

Re: Amazon Fresh coming to Sacramento (Citrus Heights)

Their Los Angeles store at 6855 S La Cienega is a new-build. It's not on the list in the article linked above, but I believe the location opened last week. According photos on the Yelp page for the location, it's branded "Amazon Fresh Ladera Heights," which is not technically true but clos...
by BreakingThrough
September 17th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 94
Views: 12085

Re: Pavilions?

Albertsons opened a very nice store in La Costa (NE corner of La Costa and El Camino) in March 2004. It was going to open in October 2003, but it was delayed by the strike. Lucky was going to build on that lot, but planning of the store was delayed before. This store had a Jewel interior like this:...
by BreakingThrough
September 17th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Pavilions?
Replies: 94
Views: 12085

Re: Pavilions?

A lot of stores developed by Vons in the 1985-90 period were intended to be Pavilions but then two things happened that changed the plan. Interesting. I grew up in the La Costa area and I remember when the La Costa Vons (El Camino Real & Aviara Pkwy) opened in the early '90s, it was an absolute...
by BreakingThrough
July 28th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 226
Views: 33062

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Also, westerners have NO concept of what Belk is. I still remember seeing the 'Belk bowl' on TV and having to go search what in the heck Belk was. I can attest to this. I've lived my entire life in Southern California and never heard of Belk until I started visiting these message boards. When I fir...
by BreakingThrough
July 8th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Reports: Walmart+ expected to launch later this year
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Reports: Walmart+ expected to launch later this year

Walmart announced they were selling Vudu to Fandango in April. Not sure if the deal closed yet.
by BreakingThrough
February 12th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 139
Views: 26172

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

Apparently Sears did an update to that weird house / heart icon they introduced late last year. The update is getting slaughtered in the design community (as did the original version of icon when it launched last year): https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_for_sears_again.ph...
by BreakingThrough
January 15th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 23862

Re: Macy’s 2020

I wouldn't necessarily label them as "core" stores. Only a small number of locations have received major remodels; Macy's prefers light refreshes and only performs major when it's necessary. The Ala Moana location is thought to be its most profitable location, but it hasn't seen a major r...
by BreakingThrough
January 13th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 23862

Re: Macy’s 2020

Regarding Macy's "top tier" stores, I was in the recently renovated Manhattan Beach, Calif. location on Friday evening. This store was a former Bullock's (early 1980s build) that became a Macy's in the '90s. Until this latest renovation, this former Bullock's housed the women's store, whil...
by BreakingThrough
November 8th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding
Replies: 76
Views: 15026

Re: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding

I'm actually surprised by how much attention this re-brand is getting in the media. Here's a critique of the new branding from a design blog (the comments, mostly from working designers, skew negative): https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_kroger_by_ddb.php ...