Search found 29 matches

by BreakingThrough
May 25th, 2021, 12:45 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart 2021 Branding
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Save Mart 2021 Branding

Off-topic, but I think that Grocery Outlet's current TV campaign is as cringe-worthy as the clips in this thread. Especially the Grocery Outlet ad with the mermaid. It really makes you wonder if terrible ad campaigns do more harm than good.
by BreakingThrough
May 25th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Smart & Final Torrance closed
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Smart & Final Torrance closed

I work out at a gym literally across the street from this shopping center. It looks like work is being done on the S&F building to turn it into something new, but no "Coming Soon" signs up. Maybe they just did some work on the building so it wouldn't look terrible empty.
by BreakingThrough
April 14th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Remaining unfilled Haggen stores
Replies: 23
Views: 2323

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: 3005

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: 13895

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: 13895

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: 36554

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: 593

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: 28531

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: 25969

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...