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dvinegrace83
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I'm sure this is because of the economy, but it's still depressing. Some stores that I remember going to as a kid are giving it a final push through the holiday season then they are going out of business. Any big stores, or mom and pop stores, that you know of that are going out of business?
dvinegrace83 posted Nov 30, 2008
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dvinegrace83

The ones that I heard are going out of business are -

Mervyns (not sure if it's all locations or just locally)
Old Navy
Banana Republic
Circuit City
Linens and Things

Hmmmm...what others?

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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Eve15

Mervyns.

While driving last week and I passed by this Art Store I used to frequent. There were 4 empty stores next to it. I actually freaked because I never thought I'd see empty stores like that. I don't even remember what kind of stores they were.

ToysRUs is struggling against Walmart, but they have new management and are trying their best to hang in there.

Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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Eve15

What about GAP?

I didn't know that about Old Navy and BR.

Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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moose

I though CC was just closing some stores and filing bankruptcy and then moving on .. business as usual?

moose (rep: 30.7k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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dvinegrace83

Oh, I thought CC was completely shutting down. I've been seeing lots of their stores closing down. So they're still in business?

From what my sis told me, GAP is still staying in business but Old Navy and BR have plans of eventually shutting down. Anybody know about this?

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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dvinegrace83

OMG, I'd be so sad if Toys R Us shut down!

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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wangtian777

1. Lechters
2. Ross
3. Bradlees
4. Cost Less - which is owned by Lechters
5. KFC
6. Lone Star Steakhouse
7. Boston Market
8. Boscov
9. Toys R Us

wangtian777 (rep: 649) posted Nov 30, 2008

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wangtian777

10. Value City Department Stores

wangtian777 (rep: 649) posted Nov 30, 2008

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BigJJ

Steve & Barry's was only going to close about one third of their stores, but now it's up to two thirds of their stores. You're right. It is depressing to see empty storefronts.

BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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poe601

We are going to have to think twice before giving out gift cards for Christmas.

poe601 (rep: 326k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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betawaffles

Stores I remember as a kid long gone: Caldors, Riches, Ames, Lechmare

betawaffles (rep: 255) posted Nov 30, 2008

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kazsual1

Here's the list I have:

1. Circuit City stores... closing all stores
2. Macys to close 9 stores after January
3. Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide are to be shuttered
4. Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug and Catherine's to close 150 store nationwide
5. Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
6. Cache will close all stores
7. Talbots closing down all stores
8. J. Jill closing all stores
9. GAP closing 85 stores
10. Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January
11. Wickes Furniture closing down
12. Levitz closing down remaining stores
13. Bombay closing remaining stores
14. Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January
15. Whitehall closing all stores
16. Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
17. Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January
18. Home Depot closing 15 stores
19. Linens and Things closing all stores
20. Movie Galley Closing all stores
21. Pacific Sunware closing stores
22. Pep Boys Closing 33 stores
23. Sprint/ Nextel closing 133 stores
24. JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
25. Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores
26. Wilson Leather closing down all stores
27. Sharper Image closing down all stores
28. K B Toys closing 356 stores
29. Lowes to close down some stores
30. Dillard's to close some stores

kazsual1 (rep: 7) posted Nov 30, 2008

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dvinegrace83

Woah! Kazsual1, where did you find that list?! That's depressing. Some of those stores I had no idea about, especially those ones you see all the time at almost every Westfield's. Bombay, I'm not surprised. Their stuff was really pricey! Nice, but pricey!

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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dvinegrace83

KFC, too? All locations? I thought they were still quite popular.

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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BigJJ

I find it hard to believe that KFC is going out of business when they're still plastering marketing everywhere including prime time network.

BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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Eve15

@kazual Wow. o.O

Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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wangtian777

omg soooo many stores closing... what is gonna happen to the united states? are we going back to 1929 again? everyone waiting on the streets for soup and bread... omg...

wangtian777 (rep: 649) posted Nov 30, 2008

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Eve15

Forget waiting on the streets for soup and bread. I'll hunt, fish, and farm. I'm in dire need of a tan anyways.

Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Nov 30, 2008

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wangtian777

in that case i am staying in shanghai until this is over.

they got newegg mall over there -.-

wangtian777 (rep: 649) posted Nov 30, 2008

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Eve15

I was just thinking about all these stores going out of business. That equates to a lot of unemployed people.

Verizon also bought out Alltel and they are getting rid of some of the Alltel stores.

Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Dec 01, 2008

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masquer08er

"We deeply regret the impact today's announcement will have on our associates, our guests and the communities where these stores are located. We truly are grateful to each of our associates for their many contributions to the company. We are also grateful for the loyalty and support we have received from our guests in the impacted communities. Circuit City will continue to serve guests through 566 stores in 153 U.S. media markets, via its Web site at www.circuitcity.com and via phone at 1-800-THE-CITY (1-800-843-2489)," concluded Marcum.
http://newsroom.circuitcity.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=344747

masquer08er (rep: 103) posted Dec 01, 2008

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dvinegrace83

Ok, I read that KFC is closing a lot of their stores, but not completely shutting down. I think this has a lot to do with that whole chicken abuse thing. I have to admit, I didn't eat KFC for awhile after seeing the footage. I mean, I'm not silly enough to believe that it's only KFC that's abusing chickens, but I just couldn't stop associating it with the videos I saw and got grossed out. Whatever, I like El Pollo Loco and Popeye's better anyway!

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Dec 01, 2008

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Eve15

I've never eaten at El Pollo Loco and I pass by it a lot too. Maybe we'll try it out sometime this week. DH has been bugging about fried chicken lately and I'm like don't we have enough food right now-you want to buy more?

Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Dec 01, 2008

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dvinegrace83

SEriously. I'm over poultry for a while! Give me a good week or so!

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Dec 01, 2008

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dvinegrace83

El Pollo Loco goes a little crazy with the salt sometimes, but their chicken is so nicely seasoned and it's not deep fried so that helps a lot too. Mmmm...so good

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Dec 01, 2008

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tehk1w1

Wow, that is depressing. So many of those stores I've had around since I was a kid. :(

tehk1w1 (rep: 46.5k) posted Dec 01, 2008

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wangtian777

add+

hollywood video

wangtian777 (rep: 649) posted Dec 08, 2008

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dvinegrace83

OH yeah. The one Hollywood Video that we had in our community has been completely shut down and gutted for the last year. That would explain it!

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Dec 08, 2008

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dripdd

@kazsual1, great finding.

Pier 1, Pac-Sun and Zales are also closing their stores.

dripdd (rep: 70.3k) posted Dec 09, 2008

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BigJJ

I walked into my neighborhood Von's Grocery Store today and fount out that it is closing it's doors on Friday.

BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Dec 09, 2008

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diggplus

Office Depot to Close 112 North American Stores, Cut 2,200 Jobs

diggplus (rep: 26k) posted Dec 10, 2008

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Eve15

I hope Cost Plus World Market will still be open. I really love that store.

Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Dec 10, 2008

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dvinegrace83

I LOVE Cost Plus, Eve! I can get lost for hours in there! Between having the cutest decor and a GROCERY section....man...

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Dec 10, 2008

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dvinegrace83

https://www.dealsplus.com/KB-Toys-filed-for-bankruptcy-Shut-its-277-stores-sudden-drop-in-sales_118779

So sad...I guess we can add KB Toys to our list. So many memories in that toy store too. =(

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Dec 11, 2008

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dvinegrace83

Macy's will shutter 11 stores in 9 states

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Macys-will-shutter-11-stores-apf-14002867.html

dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.3k) posted Jan 08, 2009

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abir21

The economy of the world is already broke down. Who is responsible for this?

abir21 (rep: -18) posted Apr 21, 2009

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MonsterSquad

Circuit City
Wickes
Levitz
Disney
Linens and Things
PacSun
JC Penney
Wilson Leather
Sharper Image
K B Toys
Dillards
Gottschalks
Steve And Barry's
Hollywood Video
Staples
Mervyn's
Virgin Megastores
Ritz Camera
Shoe Pavilion

these are some of the ones closed near me, but there's also a lot of smaller stores closing down as well...it is sad that all these places are shutting down :(

MonsterSquad (rep: 3) posted Jun 12, 2009

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nimrodboy3

circuit city is actually back up online. they got bought out..same company that bought out compusa and own tigerdirect, i think.

nimrodboy3 (rep: 68.1k) posted Jun 12, 2009

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Ziaahmad

really?.. do you think that means Higher prices or LOWER prices?

Ziaahmad (rep: 47.9k) posted Jun 12, 2009

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nimrodboy3

i'm not sure..i think lower..to help stay afloat..but not sure.

nimrodboy3 (rep: 68.1k) posted Jun 12, 2009

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