Has another year really gone by already, I guess a lot has happened to the world, in Politics, war, and society. But when it comes to malls and shopping, maybe this wasn't that bad a year really for store closures, not too many clothing chains left our shopping centers this year, but for groceries, maybe Peapod might be the only alternative for the Eastcoast because of the loss of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, or the Westcoast with Haggen and Fresh & Easy.
There was definitely too many malls our great country lost this year, more than enough stores closed there doors, but there is always next year when it comes to Sears and Kmart finally finding peace where Wards, Bradless, Circuit City, and Ames all went...retail heaven:)
I will go through each month of posts on Trip to the Mall to recap on the most significant retail blunders and milestones in my pursuit to preserve quirky retail from the past.
Recapping on all the malls I have been to in the past to start the year off right.
Literally all the preteen clothing stores closed there doors for the last time the start of 2015. Deb,Wet Seal,Delia's, and Body Central all closed and there spaces are now H&R Block's.
Annual Macy's, Target, JCPenney closures announced
All Target stores in Canada closed quicker than they opened!
Radioshack filed for bankruptcy and publicly telling millions of Superbowl fans they know they are out of date.
The last few Super Kmart stores transitioned into regular formats stores
One of the last HOJO restaurants announced it would close
Beloved, Michigan born, retail anthropologist A. Alfred Taubman died
Anna's linens closed all locations
Cubs Foods in Bloomington, Illinois closes leaving one left in Illinois
The Father of the modern mall was celebrated on Victor Gruen day
Merchandise idea that never took off.
What was the shopping mall like in 1989
Pre 9/11 Kmart Bluelight commercial
What we've been waiting 30 years for!
Trip to the Mall on Soundcloud
How Sears needs to turn themselves around once and for all!
Montgomery Ward is inducted toto Trip to the Mall's Hall of of Fame unofficially
My Winter tour 2015 through the Midwest. I revisited Milwaukee, Davenport, Iowa, and Indianapolis.
Thank you for continuing to support Trip to the Mall and following us on Facebook and now listening to us on Soundcloud. I continue to look forward to bring more malls and store knowledge to all in the new year, the sweet 16.