Store closings: Sign of the times!

@jillhill (37354)
United States
July 21, 2008 10:00am CST
Last week it was announced that our Starbucks was closing in August. Last night my daughter-in-law and granddaughter came over and she ran out to this little store where both of us love the clothes..Cato's...it had cute clothes at reasonable prices. She talked to the manager and it's also closing Aug. 2. Do you have any of your favorite stores that are closing in the near future?
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Hey jillhill. So far, I don't know of any shops closing. But, I sure hate to hear that about your Starbucks and clothing store. They just built the very first free-standing Starbucks in our town, but I'm afraid they're not gonna open it as Starbucks announced intentions to close 500 or 600 stores over the next year about 3 or 4 weeks ago. We do have a Starbucks inside our Target, but that's not like being able to go through a drive through or go hang out at a free-standing Starbucks, which we both love to do. Hope you have another Starbucks in town.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jul 08
We don't....we don't even have a coffee shop! But I didn't go alot..just occasionally. Loved the Fraps.....
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• United States
21 Jul 08
Gosh, jillhill, that is too bad that you are losing your only Starbucks! I just heard on CNN within the last 30 minutes that people--customers, mayors, politicians and others in small towns where the only Starbucks are closing are emailing, writing and calling the Starbucks corp. like crazy, begging them to keep the places open. You might want to try that along with some of your neighbors. They just might respond to it. I'd have a fit if our only Starbucks (currently in Target) announced it was closing. Good luck, jillhill.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Thanks.....I am emailing Cato's too....the gals at the store wanted all their customers to do so...it's the only Cato's in the state!
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
well, at the moment I don;t hear any thing like that in my country. Maybe that happens because of the crisis we are facing now. This is a global crisis I know so, almost all people in the world are affected with this.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Jul 08
It's so hard to believe that so many are affected. It is truly a global crisis!
@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I haven't had a store I love close but I bet it will happen in the near future. Hardees in a town about 40 miles away from me closed its doors with no warning they put up a sign that said closed and that was it. The economy is going to start taking a toll on the littier stores I am afraid.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I think you are right...this was the only store they had in Minnesota..it was kind of a test store but I loved it. The nearest one is now 150 miles from here...it's really too bad!
@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I hadn't heard this yet, I hope it is only a rumor or something. I go there every morning, hopeful they will still sell their coffen in stores so I can have it at home.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Jul 08
That would be a good thing...I know some of our stores sell it.
@Fishmomma (11569)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Many stores in my area have closed. I am sure more will leave this year, as people go to the $1.00 and under stores. This area had two K-mart Stores close and one was a good store. We lost a plant nursery and a couple grocery stores moved to better areas of town.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Jul 08
THat's too bad isn't it? I really like this store as it had upbeat moderately priced clothes that were also very good! It will be a loss for alot in the community!
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
21 Jul 08
So far no, but i only make it into town a couple times a month so i probably won't know until it is done and over with.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Jul 08
usually I am the last to know! LOL.....everyone else usually has the heads up before me!
• United States
21 Jul 08
Well so far i didnt hear about any of my stores closing but because of inflation and the price of everything going up, I can't shop at my favorite store. What a bummer. Take care and God Bless!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jul 08
That's too bad!
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Ummm, well I was a little sad when my favorite hip hop urban store closed and no one told me! So I know that I missed out on some great deals!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jul 08
That was a bummer! Too bad you didn't know about it. I went this morning and got one shirt and it was way marked down.
@talisman (1308)
• United States
29 Jul 08
The fact that stores are closing isn't a sign of the times. Starbucks is closing a lot of their locations because the opened way too many that are close together, meaning that they were competing with themselves. It's a business strategy that has nothing to do with the times. As for little stores, those are always opening and closing. Most small businesses don't last the first year and rarely last more than 5 years. It's just business, nothing more, nothing less.