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by Brian Lutz
Yesterday, 9:18 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Godiva plans to open 2,000 cafes by 2025
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Godiva plans to open 2,000 cafes by 2025

https://komonews.com/news/nation-world/godiva-moves-beyond-chocolate-to-open-2000-cafes It seems that Godiva is branching out from their traditional chocolate business and moving more into Starbucks territory, with plans to open 2,000 cafes worldwide over the next six years (about 700 would be in th...
by Brian Lutz
April 15th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Seattle’s Northgate Mall To Be Redeveloped
Replies: 12
Views: 2167

Re: Seattle’s Northgate Mall To Be Redeveloped

Everett Mall already seems to be moving in the direction of big box stores. The Sears is still open (for now) but the Macy's closed last year, and most of their former space was taken over by a Floor and Decor store which has no mall entrance. The former Mervyn's store was two stories, but all of th...
by Brian Lutz
April 10th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Amazon Go
Replies: 11
Views: 3691

Re: Amazon Go

Apparently Amazon Go (and the other various Amazon stores such as the B&M bookstores) are facing a backlash over customers not having the ability to pay in cash, with claims that it discriminates against people without bank accounts or credit cards: https://komonews.com/news/nation-world/amazon-says...
by Brian Lutz
April 4th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's announces new round of closings
Replies: 79
Views: 17595

Re: Macy's announces new round of closings

Macy's has decided to close the Northgate store this year instead of next year, starting liquidation next month:

https://komonews.com/news/local/macys-t ... year-early
by Brian Lutz
April 3rd, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Online Retailers
Topic: Amazon drops New York for HQ2
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Amazon drops New York for HQ2

And Amazon continues to retreat from Seattle: https://www.geekwire.com/2019/exclusive-amazon-moving-thousands-employees-seattle-relocating-key-division-nearby-city/ The Global Operations team (which oversees fulfillment centers) is being moved from Seattle to Bellevue, with the move expected to be c...
by Brian Lutz
April 2nd, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens under fire for underage tobacco sales
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Walgreens under fire for underage tobacco sales

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/04/01/customers-reportedly-dont-want-walgreens-stop-selling-tobacco/3329621002/ The FDA has been cracking down on underage tobacco sales lately, and Walgreens has been called out for lax enforcement of age requirements. The report alleged that minors were ab...
by Brian Lutz
March 26th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Bartell having to pay for off-duty police, losing money in downtown Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Bartell having to pay for off-duty police, losing money in downtown Seattle

I occasionally visit the 4th and Jackson (International District) store since it's across the street from my usual bus stop. I have seen security officers at the store, but haven't seen any incidents. A lot of the problem is that people in Seattle city government are more interested in exploiting th...
by Brian Lutz
March 26th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Radio Shack reopening physical stores
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Radio Shack reopening physical stores

There are also at least a couple of remaining Radio Shack stores in Alaska (one in Skagway, one in Haines.) The Skagway one doubles as a general store, and given the remoteness of its location is pretty much the only place in town that sells any electronics. That said, I could see a small niche for ...
by Brian Lutz
March 26th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: New Safeway for Reno
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: New Safeway for Reno

I can name multiple Safeway locations that have a Starbucks in store even though there's a Starbucks store either in the same shopping center or within a block or two, so I suspect it won't be a problem. The same goes for Fred Meyer/QFC stores in the area. Then again, this is in Starbucks' home terr...
by Brian Lutz
March 25th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Wendy's
Replies: 11
Views: 2320

Re: Wendy's

Earlier in the thread I mentioned that Wendy's has been slow to remodel older locations around here, but recently that's changed, and now there are near-simultaneous remodels happening at both the Silver Lake and the Broadway locations in Everett. The Evergreen Way location remodeled its interior a ...