Bye-Bye to Bennigans, Steak and Ale, possibly Boscovs, Radioshack?

Names we grew up with - Picture right on the inside of a Radio shack store in the mall, store closing sign
United States
August 7, 2008 8:39pm CST
I am not a regular of Bennigans or Steak and Ale but this is just one of the major chains in our area to close. They have been around the seven years that I have been in this town since meeting my boyfriend and before that. My boyfriend says they were like TGI FRIDAYS is now but back in the day. There is Boscovs who also filed chapter 11 bankruptcy but still remaining open and I found out they were family, independently owned which I did not know. But Boscovs is a store that I love during Christmas time, crazy thing is that their not in our mall anymore but our mall is getting major renovations and being made bigger but the stores their moving in is Nordstrom and larger more expensive department stores so Im curious how this will turn out. Radioshack, another one that I have grown up and went on many trips here with my father when I was younger and that I became a fan of in high school, I love gadgets, but that would really be weird for me to see them go but thats the rumors. Another family owned store, Mitchells, is closing after being around for over 40 years and is known for changing with the times but I guess these changes were just too much, it went from a store for everything, and eventually what it is now which is a toy and hobbie store--I personally would love to see it stay. What about your neighborhood.
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I don't know where you live but must be close to where I live... I used to work in Boscov's located in Media, PA... I ended up leaving there sometime ago, almost 4 years ago... Shortly after I left, I heard from the people I used to work with that the company was getting worse... From what I understand, they picked a wrong time to expand & they were "spread out too thin" for their own good... http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20080804_Boscovs_files_for_Chapter_11.html I know few people who still work there & I hope for their well beings as I'd like to see what happens with their remainder of stores...
• United States
8 Aug 08
Yea, Im not far from Media Pa. They just had a article in the paper about Boscovs and I did not know it was family owned but Im still trying to figure it out myself, the whole situation so your story about your friends is helpful, the article didnt go into too much detail.