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« Reply #1095 on: May 01, 2019, 09:43:37 AM »

The cheapest item in any beanery is the food....lol

All one has to do is drive over to Adrian and look at their mall (or what is left of it).  Malls are out of touch with current demographics.  Strip malls are in, so are stand alone stores.

Dumdee is getting loaded with retail establishments.  I wonder how long it will be before only the 'strong' survive and the weak close their doors.

I did notice the 'Jerky Outlet' on 50 finally closed up.  Been there for quite a while and I don't see how they survived because the parking lot was always empty, unless, they did a good Internet business.

They are no more.

Never went in there.  I look for the Fanny Farmer (or whatever it's called) on the opposite side of M50 from Cabelas / Bass Pro to fold too.  Been in there.  Prices are stupid and you can but the exact same stuff at Walmart or Target oe a the grocery store for much less.  Sure it's a corporate store so maybe the parent company floats their boat.  If they gad to float on their own, they'd most likely sink.

There have been a buch of retail stores across the street from them (Waterstradt Drive) that have folded as well but I don't pay a lot of attention as I don't go to any.  I know the pie company that was there went tits up.  I heard their pies were so-so and expensive.  So-so and expensive don't mix well today.

Ultimately, that will be Cabelas downfall as well.  Expensive merchandise and duplication of retail stores makes the slice of revenue even smaller.  Instead of just Cabelas now, you have them, Bass Pro, Gander, Fin Feather and Fur and a few others and toy can only sell so much of the same stuff to the same people at inflated prices.

Only the strong survive and I don't see Cabelas as being strong at all.
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« Reply #1096 on: May 23, 2019, 07:55:26 AM »

This is a move but more bad news for the mall--Kay Jewelers moved from the mall to their freestanding store north of Walmart yesterday.
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« Reply #1097 on: May 25, 2019, 07:34:20 PM »

Is there anything left in there?
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« Reply #1098 on: May 25, 2019, 08:06:15 PM »

A movie theater?
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« Reply #1099 on: May 26, 2019, 10:19:00 AM »

Maybe a hangout for kids whose parents are incapable of managing them constructively.
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« Reply #1100 on: August 23, 2019, 04:09:07 PM »

Dum Dum Dum, Another one bites the dust.

Are there more empty spaces at the mall then stores now?

https://www.monroenews.com/news/20190823/mall-of-monroe-to-redevelop-after-losing-another-anchor-store
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« Reply #1101 on: August 23, 2019, 08:52:54 PM »

I thought the craft store did pretty well on the south side of Monroe. A lot of people from down here and Toledo shopped there. But would nit drive to the stupid mall
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« Reply #1102 on: August 25, 2019, 09:25:38 PM »

Did Nick and Nino's close after the coal stove got too hot?  I have to say that coal fired pizza sounds disgusting.
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« Reply #1103 on: August 26, 2019, 12:01:05 AM »

I think they were closed even before the fire. New owner was planning to either establish 2 new restaurants or one larger one.
Restaurants don't survive in Monroe !!
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« Reply #1104 on: August 26, 2019, 10:51:25 AM »

I think I read there were just 2 people in the business when the fire occurred.  Both employees..
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« Reply #1105 on: August 26, 2019, 04:06:14 PM »

I think they were closed even before the fire. New owner was planning to either establish 2 new restaurants or one larger one.
Restaurants don't survive in Monroe !!

Fair statement.  You can only slice the pie so many ways and there is nothing left, not even a crumb.
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« Reply #1106 on: September 05, 2019, 08:46:42 PM »

No more Taco Bell in the mall.

Doesn't that close down the entire food court?
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« Reply #1107 on: September 06, 2019, 11:28:39 AM »

Went by the old Nortel Lanes site the other day.  Nice parking lot now.  I also see Car Rite didn't last long, building vacant.  What did they last?  Maybe a year?

I'm amazed at the sheer number of fast food joints and beaneries along Telegraph and 125 in Monroe.  Every other place is a beanerie.  Must be a lot of overweight people in town, consuming greasy hunk food.

Sure are a lot of vacant buildings and store fronts.  Not like say Ann Arbor where every store front is full and bustling but then Ann Arbor and Monroe are 2 different animals.
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« Reply #1108 on: September 06, 2019, 11:30:20 AM »

No more Taco Bell in the mall.

Doesn't that close down the entire food court?

I cal it 'Taco Smell'.  I cannot eat that crap.  Gives me the Hershey Squirts.  Drove by that 'Mall' as well.  Looks like an asphalt wasteland.  Time to bring in the wrecking ball and 'remediate' it into a greenspace.
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« Reply #1109 on: September 17, 2019, 09:49:02 AM »

If you take out the mall and Laplaisance Rd (both large scale problems) there's a lot less vacancy than you think and a there's very little high quality commercial space available.   Downtown is largely occupied...but what's not is high profile eyesores right on Monroe St.    The strip malls, again some vacancies in the quality ones but not much.   The rundown ones with problems obviously have more.   Kmart of course is vacant but if you were in there even 20 years ago you know that it was not in good condition and no maintenance was done in recent years.   There's a lot of commercial square footage that just needs to come down.   And that's not just a Monroe problem.

A huge percentage of the national retailers that have left Monroe left many or all of their locations.    Save for Target, just about everything that's closed at the mall has been part of a mass closure.   Yes we made the list because we are a small, weaker market for them.

Oh, and Car Rite is actually coming back.  Which is bizarre but true.   Next think you know the Super Target rumors will come true lol.
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