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by babs
May 23rd, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Lowes pick up area in roadway?
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Lowes pick up area in roadway?

Alpha8472 wrote: May 23rd, 2020, 7:48 pm Most Lowe's have a covered area by the indoor lumber yard for loading. Would that not be a better place for pickup?
That area can no longer handle the volume. Lowes and Home Depot have blocked off large sections of their parking lot for order pickup.
by babs
May 23rd, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Pier 1 Imports Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Pier 1 Imports Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Between the 1980's and mid-200's I was a Pier 1 fan. The quality was great and I liked their design sense. Aside from a pair of nightstands last year, the last major purchase consisted of a floor lamp, sofa table, curtains, pendant lamps, and a couple of C-tables in 2008. Since then, the quality de...
by babs
May 23rd, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 189
Views: 15199

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Let me give you guys my real take on all of this: JCPenney has had a massive identity crisis for 20-30 years. They don't know what to sell to who at what price. They've had issues keeping CEO's that were focused on more than just leaving their mark on the business. To me, JCP can be a lot of things...
by babs
May 20th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 189
Views: 15199

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

In another example of how screwed up JC Penney is, they are saying they will not complete the announced 242 store closures for more than a year. Uhh, will the company even still be in business a year? If they are lucky the company should already be through a Chapter 11 restructure and out of this i...
by babs
May 20th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Pier 1 Imports Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Pier 1 Imports Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Remember Cost Plus was on the way out when Bed Bath and Beyond purchased them. No clue how profitable Cost Plus is but they do a good chunk of business on consumables (liquor and food), no clue how profitable that business line is for them though. Pier One closing may help Cost Plus. Cost Plus does...
by babs
May 20th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Pier 1 Imports Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Pier 1 Imports Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Remember Cost Plus was on the way out when Bed Bath and Beyond purchased them. No clue how profitable Cost Plus is but they do a good chunk of business on consumables (liquor and food), no clue how profitable that business line is for them though. Pier One closing may help Cost Plus. Cost Plus does...
by babs
May 13th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Joe's Crab Shack closures
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Joe's Crab Shack closures

The Columbian article mentioned in that story talks about the restaurant buildings eventually being demolished for new development, but I have noticed that buildings on the east side of the I-5 bridge are slowly vacating. Not only Safeway, but the old Rite Aid which was briefly a Zupan's is also va...
by babs
May 11th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom to close 16 stores post COVID
Replies: 32
Views: 3333

Re: Nordstrom to close 16 stores post COVID

Dillard's entered Reno with a new build store 15 or so years ago. The store has picked up traffic quite well over the years, but it was not doing much business initially. They have significantly hurt the Reno Macy's, which has been on an ongoing decline over the years, particularly noticeable the p...
by babs
May 10th, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom to close 16 stores post COVID
Replies: 32
Views: 3333

Re: Nordstrom to close 16 stores post COVID

In some ways Clackamas surprises me a little. While I do feel for various reasons that Clackamas Town Center seems to be starting a decline of sorts, and has a vacant Sears, it is still in a good location near I-205, and is the only Nordstrom on the east side. But then again Clackamas likely doesn'...
by babs
May 7th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom to close 16 stores post COVID
Replies: 32
Views: 3333

Re: Nordstrom to close 16 stores post COVID

What happens to them when they have only a few full line stores and run hundreds of "Rack" Stores? A lot of the reason the "Rack" Stores are so popular is due to the reputation the full line stores have. It appears they are trying to evolve into being an off price chain. I wonder what % of revenue ...