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by BatteryMill
November 22nd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Fried Chicken Craze
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Fried Chicken Craze

Not to mention near me, several chicken chains have been expanding. Bojangle's, Zaxby's, Popeyes, and Royal Farms (a convenience store chain known for its fried chicken). KFC, the old standby of chicken restaurants, has been declining in presence in comparison.
by BatteryMill
November 12th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area
Replies: 19
Views: 15798

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

So apparently, it seems as if Food Lion may be continuing to invest in the area after all. Construction bids are going up in Northern VA and the Eastern Shore for certain Food Lions. I am not sure when they will begin, though I'll expect it early next year considering remodels don't always occur at ...
by BatteryMill
November 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Wegman's Expanding into Georgia?
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Re: Wegman's Expanding into Georgia?

Wegman's still builds stores > 100K sf, but they have been getting out of pharmacies and GM. In Atlanta, it may have something to do with the available footprint. The Perimeter area has had vacancies in big boxes in the recent past and this may have been easily available space and they may have wan...
by BatteryMill
November 5th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Wegman's Expanding into Georgia?
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Re: Wegman's Expanding into Georgia?

Interesting to see them skip over yet again - I presume they may have plans for Charlotte, though the general tendency to cross over metro areas isn't entirely new. When they entered, VA, they largely skipped over MD. Same goes for their entrance to the Boston area. Wegman's stores in the southeaste...
by BatteryMill
November 3rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney remodels store into new concept
Replies: 12
Views: 3292

Re: JCPenney remodels store into new concept

The newest JCP logo is in a red rectangle....how many times will Penney change it’s logo? Those were their early 2010s logos during the Johnson era. Prior to this change, they utilized the mainstay 70s logo instead. That being said... plain mediocre JCP logo, poor kerning. Though I can't say that a...
by BatteryMill
October 24th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area
Replies: 19
Views: 15798

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

I think you are starting to see the slow and eventual closure of Food Lion in Northern Virginia. Giant is clearly the dominant of the two chains that Ahold owns in Northern Virginia. Giant is relocating stores to better or newer locations where possible. And Giant stores are getting remodels. I jus...
by BatteryMill
October 23rd, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Signs of trouble at Target?
Replies: 127
Views: 38248

Re: Signs of trouble at Target?

The quality of renovation varies from store to store. I imagine there's a multitude of factors, including the age, performance, lease of the store, etc. Business Insider had pictures of a remodeled store in Manhattan, and it looks like an upscale department and upscale grocery store. About half the...
by BatteryMill
October 22nd, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area
Replies: 19
Views: 15798

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

I have only now found out about these, but the Food Lions in Chantilly (South Riding) and Laskin Rd in Virginia Beach are closing along with Haymarket. The South Riding store I was not expecting as much to close, considering it was less maligned than the Haymarket location and still had a purpose. T...
by BatteryMill
October 19th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Simon mall branding homogenization
Replies: 13
Views: 9084

Re: Simon mall branding homogenization

https://www.newsday.com/business/name-g ... y-1.295756

So I've found out a reason why Simon and Westfield are trying to unite their malls under one brand. There are both some benefits and negatives to this issue within the article.
by BatteryMill
October 9th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Stores that are considered "too noisy"
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

Re: Stores that are considered "too noisy"

I don't really have any additional ones to say. However Target seems to be getting louder with their changes, and Walmart has a lot going on in general.

A Macy's (former Hecht's) near me has a loudspeaker issue which makes songs louder than they're supposed to be in one part of the store.