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by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 12:12 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 2056

Re: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions

Are outdoor malls doing better in Southern California? The indoor malls are empty up here, but downtown outdoor malls are doing ok.
by Alpha8472
January 20th, 2021, 9:46 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 2056

Re: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions

I have noticed that malls are really empty these days in California. Even Walmart stores are eerily empty now. The crowds are gone and the parking lots are very empty. Is it an economic downturn? Or is it that more people are at home sick. I have friends who work at various retail stores and there a...
by Alpha8472
January 17th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 197
Views: 30908

Re: Walmart observations

Walmart has a Neighborhood Market and a Division 1 store in Pleasanton, California and another Neighborhood Market a few minutes away in San Ramon. This has caused the Division 1 store to drastically lose business. They have cut employees and work hours at the Division 1 store. The Neighborhood Mark...
by Alpha8472
January 15th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger King $1 Menu
Replies: 17
Views: 953

Re: Burger King $1 Menu

Many Pizza Huts in the San Francisco Bay Area recently closed. There are so many abandoned Pizza Huts. The closest is 30 minutes away.

The new logo is nostalgic, but it doesn't make me want to go there any more than before.
by Alpha8472
January 14th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 197
Views: 30908

Re: Walmart observations

I went to a San Francisco Bay Area Walmart today during the middle of the day and it seems like the store is unusually empty of customers. The toilet paper and kleenex aisle was almost fully stocked. Normally the crowds would be out of control. What is going on? Are people actually obeying the stay-...
by Alpha8472
January 6th, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Applebee's To Open First Drive Thru
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Applebee's To Open First Drive Thru

An Applebee's in Texas will open its first drive thru. I am surprised that it took this long. Applebee's has been struggling for a while. A drive thru will actually get people to go back there. The take out and pick up options are not as convenient as a drive thru. I still find Applebee's to be over...
by Alpha8472
January 6th, 2021, 9:29 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)
Replies: 108
Views: 27352

Re: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)

The gas station was in San Ramon, California which is not too far from the closed Marathon Refinery in Martinez. Marathon is not a trusted brand here. Whenever I see the name Marathon I think about the clouds of smoke that were coming from that ugly refinery in Martinez. The towers of the refinery w...
by Alpha8472
January 6th, 2021, 9:09 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons outsources home delivery in "several divisions" - fires drivers- switches to third party services
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Re: Albertsons outsources home delivery in "several divisions" - fires drivers- switches to third party services

Doordash drivers are not required to have refrigeration. This could lead to spoiled food, but usually Doordash deliveries do not take too long. A Northern California Safeway representative told a local news station that Doordash will take over this region too. Safeway will try to place impacted asso...
by Alpha8472
January 6th, 2021, 4:53 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's 2021: 45 locations to close by the Summer
Replies: 23
Views: 1565

Re: Macy's 2021: 45 locations to close by the Summer

Hilltop Mall in Richmond, California is now called The East Bay Science and Technology Center. Not kidding. Sears closed in April 2020 and JCPenney closed in 2017. The only anchors left are a Non-Supercenter Walmart that is 3 levels and a 24 Hour Fitness. The 24 Hour Fitness is closed due to pandemi...
by Alpha8472
January 4th, 2021, 11:01 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)
Replies: 108
Views: 27352

Re: Marathon to acquire Andeavor (Tesoro)

I finally saw a Marathon gas station in Northern California. It was in what I believe was a former curved roof Cheaper station. It must be a newly branded Marathon. The logo is black and red. This was previously National Gas. Cheaper convenience stores look like mini Marina Safeway stores with a cur...