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by storewanderer
May 1st, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 7-Eleven to buy Stripes
Replies: 85
Views: 34690

Re: 7-Eleven to buy Stripes

7-Eleven has a new store in Ridgefield, WA only a few months old. It is not an "evolution store" but it is twice the size of a usual 7-Eleven. I went in when it must have been on or near opening day. They had lots of employees, various dispensed beverage equipment all in working order, cle...
by storewanderer
May 1st, 2021, 11:03 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 224
Views: 28977

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

Probably due to a 29% spike in Covid cases (per Johns Hopkins). I am pretty sure many states at this point would not close anything else down or impose any new restrictions. Between states that flat out need the money, defiant citizens, or politicians scared of a recall, there seems to be a big pus...
by storewanderer
May 1st, 2021, 11:02 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?
Replies: 83
Views: 10370

Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

Lots of fast food chains like that too. Swensen's Ice Cream, Kenny Rogers Roasters, probably many more.
by storewanderer
May 1st, 2021, 12:29 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 224
Views: 28977

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

In California, our coronavirus cases some of the lowest in the country. The restaurants are open for indoor dining, and business is up. In the middle of next month all restrictions will be removed. The folks in Oregon probably thought restrictions were being removed too- and now the indoor dining i...
by storewanderer
May 1st, 2021, 12:12 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Raleys converting Reno Store to ONE Market Format
Replies: 15
Views: 1743

Re: Raleys converting Reno Store to ONE Market Format

This store will reopen 5/1. I was in the shopping center during the day this week and Raleys is sure putting out an effort on the conversion. In addition to what looked like hundreds of people inside working on the conversion, and security guards outside, they had tables at each of the entry doors t...
by storewanderer
May 1st, 2021, 12:01 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Boston Market
Replies: 53
Views: 5608

Re: Boston Market

Tried Boston Market again tonight. The handwritten misspelled sign was replaced with a typed properly spelled sign which says the same thing- so inside continues to be closed and it is still drive through only. This is getting to be a bit much. Chickfila has or is about to re-open dine in, has alrea...
by storewanderer
April 30th, 2021, 11:58 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?
Replies: 83
Views: 10370

Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

Maybe Kmart finally ended their contract with C&S. If so, about time they did. Their contract with C&S might go back to the Fleming days (Fleming had a huge relationship with Kmart, and C&S is more or less "New Fleming"). I mean, who goes to Kmart to buy groceries anymore (wel...
by storewanderer
April 30th, 2021, 11:45 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Maverik to enter California
Replies: 37
Views: 3950

Re: Maverik to enter California

bryceleinan wrote: April 30th, 2021, 7:46 pm
I haven't been in Plaid Pantry for years. Dari Mart in Eugene is decent, as are the Lil' Pantry stores.
Dari Mart is very, very similar to Plaid Pantry. Almost would say they are affiliated if I didn't know otherwise.
by storewanderer
April 30th, 2021, 11:43 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS Store Closure Sparks, NV
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: CVS Store Closure Sparks, NV

I kinda think the whole plaza is getting a bulldoze operation. I saw Savers closed over there too - that plaza used to be a happening place when you had Lucky, Longs and Ernst. I never understood why that store remained open when they built up on Northtowne. As far as 5019 McCarran, never really un...
by storewanderer
April 30th, 2021, 11:35 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Food Source (Raleys) closing Reno, NV
Replies: 24
Views: 3610

Re: Food Source (Raleys) closing Reno, NV

I went back to the store this afternoon, late afternoon. Again only two employees present. At first I was the only customer in the entire 60,000 square foot store but within the next 5-15 minutes 4 different families entered the store. The two employees greet every customer as they enter the store a...