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« Reply #825 on: July 08, 2017, 02:41:02 PM »

I guess I'll have to find a new source for the string on my walk behind trimmer....   they had the best pre-cut I've been able to find.     
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« Reply #826 on: July 08, 2017, 09:13:57 PM »

After K-Mart hosed their stockholders and people lost everything.  I vowed never to go in one and I haven't.  Sears and Grabuck deserves to go down.  They lost their way about 10 years ago.
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« Reply #827 on: July 09, 2017, 09:36:03 AM »

I guess I'll have to find a new source for the string on my walk behind trimmer....   they had the best pre-cut I've been able to find.   

They may have some pretty good sale prices...

by October trimmer string probably won't be a hot item anymore so you may be able to load up with a supply to last a few years.
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« Reply #828 on: July 09, 2017, 11:14:56 AM »

I say good riddance.   Hopefully it will get demoed though.   Last time I was in there and I bet that was 20 years ago, the place was a dump.   I'd imagine once they vacate it will deteriorate fast.

I wouldn't stock up on string.   It actually is designed to break down over time so that all the bits you break off in use degrade.   Even in the package it gets more brittle over time.   I just recently learned this after not understanding why my string sometimes is fine and sometimes seems like it breaks every few minutes.   Thinking back, its been old string.   Storing it in a cool, dry place may help--not sure.   
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« Reply #829 on: July 09, 2017, 11:24:22 AM »

When the Dearborn one closed years ago I waited a few weeks and then went over to get things.  Found it was pretty well picked over pretty early.  Was able to get a couple garden shovels and that was about it.
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« Reply #830 on: July 09, 2017, 12:30:12 PM »

K-mart and Sears both closing in Toledo now..
The Alexis road store always seemed pretty busy.
The Sears at Westgate not so much and it's in a great area.  Westgate booming but Costco across the street.
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« Reply #831 on: July 14, 2017, 10:27:26 AM »

We hadn't seen any signs of life around Fino's the last couple of times we were leaving Kroger on S. Monroe St.  Last night we drove over through the parking lot and there wasn't a single thing there other than a lot of trash blowing around.  No 'closed' sign in the window but the electric 'OPEN' sign wasn't on either.  Anyone heard anything?

Gone on vacation maybe?
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« Reply #832 on: July 14, 2017, 10:40:51 AM »

Went to Gander Mountain yesterday to see what items they had left.  Still had quite a bit of stuff in many of the departments.  The signs say 25-60% off but I found you can't rely on the signs in the departments to be accurate.  I went to see if I could get a deal on broadheads and the sign said 30% on all archery but I had the guy scan them and they came up 40% off.  So I got a couple of packs of Muzzys regular $30 for $18.

They said they are going to reopen as Gander Outdoors in Belleville but did provide a date.
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« Reply #833 on: July 14, 2017, 11:17:31 AM »

That makes a lot of sense for them.   New owner of the Gander Mountain name and some assets is the owner of Camping World.  My understanding is he did not buy any of the inventory as he thinks the inventory mix is all wrong .   Last I saw he was renegotiating every lease and if the landlord doesn't want to play, the store closes.    I'd assume they will co-locate with Camping World in Belleville which probably has plenty of space with some juggling since they sell RV's there.
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« Reply #834 on: July 14, 2017, 11:32:33 AM »

Apparently a few more stores have closed in the Mall.   Finish Line is no longer listed as is the antique place. Vanity, Rue 21, and Payless all closed in bankruptcy.   If you count Carson's as one store, don't count Applebees which isn't actually in the mall, and don't count vending machines there are only 25 tenants left.   News articles about Carson's seem to think bankruptcy is in their near future and suddenly there stock is trading like mad and the price has tripled (from $0.31) in the last two days. 

Wonder if the owners still want $15M for the property?

I don't think this is a Monroe problem.   In my travels I've been in some other similarly-sized towns and even some bigger than Monroe, the malls are dead.   People will drive an hour to a "destination" mall but not 10 minutes to a small mall.
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« Reply #835 on: August 11, 2017, 09:43:11 AM »

Nationally IHOP and Applebee's will be closing 160 locations.

http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2017/08/applebees_ihop_to_close_160_re.html#incart_m-rpt-2


We haven't been to Applebee's in a few years...   no bad experiences but nothing really great about them either.

IHOP we go to maybe once a month...  so far they're still 'new' in town so a bit of a novelty.
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« Reply #836 on: August 11, 2017, 09:52:30 AM »

Don't think I've ever been to IHOP..Applebee's a couple of times down south when i went to races.
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« Reply #837 on: August 11, 2017, 10:06:55 AM »

Never have been a fan of Applebee's nor Ruby Tuesdays.  Been to iHop a few times but mainly because of the 50% off coupons in the mail.  My wife likes the lingonberry crepes there. 

We have been trying to avoid the "chain places" and try to support the "Mom & Pop" places.  So El Maguey, R Diner, Public House, Dixie Café in S. Rockwood, Northside, Harbor Inn & Ale, etc have been our recent Saturday night dinner stops.
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« Reply #838 on: August 11, 2017, 10:26:38 AM »

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Wonder if the owners still want $15M for the property?

I don't think this is a Monroe problem.   In my travels I've been in some other similarly-sized towns and even some bigger than Monroe, the malls are dead.   People will drive an hour to a "destination" mall but not 10 minutes to a small mall.

The mall in Ann Arbor thrives...  many specialty shops and a few anchors.   

Not sure about the one in Toledo - I rarely go that way as I do prefer to shop in Michigan if I can to support the local economy and state...    A beer run (Yuengling)  and gas is about all I get in Toledo

Never have been a fan of Applebee's nor Ruby Tuesdays.  Been to iHop a few times but mainly because of the 50% off coupons in the mail.  My wife likes the lingonberry crepes there. 

We have been trying to avoid the "chain places" and try to support the "Mom & Pop" places.  So El Maguey, R Diner, Public House, Dixie Café in S. Rockwood, Northside, Harbor Inn & Ale, etc have been our recent Saturday night dinner stops.
Don't forget Amaya's    ;)   ...   probably going to Harbor Inn tonight! 
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« Reply #839 on: August 11, 2017, 10:40:47 AM »

The Franklin Park Mall always seems to be pretty busy.  Actually the only place to shop in Toledo. 
Kids under 18 not allowed in FPM after 4 or 5 PM unless with an adult.
The Perrysburg shopping off of Rt25 a big hit too.
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