I will comment on a few of the Northwest stores:SamSpade wrote: ↑July 23rd, 2021, 9:55 am Ones I know:
27 Silverdale Kitsap (WA) - although Puget Sound is certainly a travel barrier, this is one of the smaller Macy's left in the WA Bon footprint.
28 Bend River (OR) - This store has a M-A-C Cosmetics counter, but is small and JCPenney left this town. Bend is a very odd market. Isolated. Mall was daylighted and other anchors are TJ Maxx, Kohl's, WinCo Foods, Hobby Lobby.
30 Tanasbourne Streets (OR) - This was a strange M&F, apparently it remains a strange Macy's. Not too far from Washington Square.
31 Coeur D'Alene Silver Lake (ID) - Small store, similar to now closed Idaho Falls Grand Teton Mall location. Adjacent to Spokane, Wash. market.
33 Puyallup South Hill (WA) - Similar to (Silverdale) Kitsap Mall above, smaller store near the core large stores in Tacoma, Southcenter Mall
Bend: Seems like it could do ok if they could cater more to local tastes, as there isn't much for traditional department stores in the area. There is enough growth, as well as enough distance from the next closest locations, where a store could be feasible.
Tanasbourne: This store just doesn't make much sense. It does have the advantage of being a newer building, but is close to Washington Square. It also is in an open-air center and, as a big two-story store, just seems out of place here.
Puyallup: Close to Tacoma Mall. Tacoma Mall is undergoing some changes with the demolition and redevelopment of the Sears end. South Hill Mall is a newer mall and, while it has a vacant Sears, it does have a JCPenney split into two anchor spaces, as well as a Target that opens in to the mall. I will admit though that South Hill Mall doesn't have quite the draw or visibility though...if you don't veer off of I-5 often you might not know that this mall exists.
And a couple not on the list:
Salem: While not on this list, the former Meier & Frank is an old building dating to the 1950s, pre-dating not only the mall itself but also the closed Lloyd Center store, and is looking tired. Salem Center also has lost Nordstrom and JCPenney in recent years, but does have a Kohl's.
Olympia: Not sure what direction this one will go. This former Bon built in the 1970s is the only one between Vancouver and Tacoma, but is a smaller store. I am not sure of the current situation, but at one point pre-Covid it closed earlier than the rest of the mall.