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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sears Holdsings Closing 63 More Stores.


Sears 10001 N Metro Parkway West Phoenix AZ

Sears 100 S Puente Hills Mall City Industry CA

Sears 7902 Citrus Park Town Center Tampa FL

Sears 320 Towne Center Circle Sanford FL

Sears 2201 Henderson Mill Road N.E. Atlanta GA

Sears 1300 Southlake Mall Morrow GA

Sears 2100 Pleasant Hill Road Duluth GA

Sears 320 W Kimberly Road Davenport IA

Sears #2 Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills IL

 Sears #2 Fox Valley Center Aurora IL

Sears 6136 W Grand Avenue Gurnee IL

Sears 104 West White Oaks Mall Springfield IL

Sears 2415 Sagamore Pkwy S Lafayette IN

Sears 40 Muncie Mall Muncie IN

Sears 6020 E 82Nd Street Indianapolis IN

Sears 1781 Sw Wanamaker Road Topeka KS

Sears Alexandria Mall Alexandria LA

Sears Hwys 114 & 128 Peabody MA

Sears Eastfield Mall Springfield MA

Sears 3191 S Linden Road Flint MI

Sears 18900 Michigan Avenue Dearborn MI

Sears 14100 Lakeside Circle Sterling Heights MI

Sears 1212 S Airport Road W Traverse City MI

Sears Shingle Creek Crossing Brooklyn Ctr MN

Sears Miller Hill Mall Duluth MN

Sears 250 S County Center Way St. Louis MO

Sears #1 Chesterfield Mall Chesterfield MO

Sears 1000 Turtle Creek Drive Hattiesburg MS

Sears 1515 Grand Avenue Billings MT

Sears 2800 S Columbia Road Grand Forks ND

Sears 300 Quaker Bridge Mall Lawrenceville NJ

Sears 2341 Rt 66 Ocean NJ

Sears 2501 Mt Holly Road Burlington NJ

Sears 10000 Coors Bypass N.W. Albuquerque NM

Sears 3649 Erie Blvd E De Witt / Syracuse NY

Sears 2400 Elida Road Lima OH

Sears 17271 Southpark Center Strongsville OH

Sears 300 S Hills Village Pittsburgh / South Hills PA

Sears 1000 Robinson Center Drive Pittsburgh PA

Sears 205 W Blackstock Road Spartanburg SC

Sears 3101 N Main Street Anderson SC

Sears 3400 Empire Mall Sioux Falls SD

Sears 2931 Knoxville Center Drive Knoxville TN

Sears 2401 S Stemmons Freeway Lewisville TX

Sears 1800 Green Oaks Road Fort Worth TX

Sears 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive Cedar Park TX

Sears Golden Triangle Mall Denton TX

Sears 4502 S Steele Street Tacoma WA

Kmart 910 North China Lake Blvd Ridgecrest CA

Kmart 9881 W 58Th Avenue Arvada CO

Kmart 5400 E Busch Blvd Tampa FL

Kmart 4303 Nawiliwili Road Lihue HI

Kmart 2535 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines IA

Kmart 5909 E State Street Rockford IL

Kmart 4070 Ryan Street Lake Charles LA

Kmart 215 North Central Avenue Duluth MN

Kmart 24 34 Barbour Avenue Passaic / Clifton NJ

Kmart 2100 Carlisle Avenue Albuquerque NM

Kmart 1000 Montauk Highway West Babylon NY

Kmart 25301 Rockaway Blvd Rosedale NY

Kmart 12350 N E Sandy Blvd Portland OR

Kmart 1072 Mountain Laurel Plaza Latrobe PA

Kmart 5000 San Dario Laredo TX


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Mellody Farms- Multi-Purpose Retail And Residental Development In Vernon Hills, IL.


Major retail and residential development in Vernon Hills, IL. New stores include Whole Foods, Homegoods, REI, and Nordstrom Rack.













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Friday, June 29, 2018

Reflection: While My Mall Gently Weeps

   

     As the editor of Trip to the Mall I have been rather absent with content the last few months. I have not been going to any new malls or documenting much new content. With massive store closing sales including Toys R Us, The Bon-Ton and Sears, my best efforts to documenting these closures have been only frequenting my local area as best as I can. Several unforeseen circumstances have caused the future of Trip to the Mall to be sparing to new malls and destinations as I no longer have adequate time or funds to explore retail as I would like to as of right now. I am an only child to a very small family, who as any family may fight at times, disagree and argue, but love each other very much, and make an effort to spend as much time with each other as possible.

     The passing of my Father in January brought on the limitation of traveling and mall walking. Checking out new chain stores, and enjoying first time meals at new fast food chains. My local area mall is loosing its Sears and Carson Pirie Scott and Toys R Us in the adjacent lot has just closed. For the past 16 years, I have made peace with calling my community home, and watching it grow so much, and seeing so much change...for the good and the bad. Seeing so many stores close and new ones open, different chains come and go, and spending a lot of time with my Father at these places. Although he is gone, the stores are still here. However, time goes on and now the mall he took me to as a young child and shortly before his passing, us walking around together joking about Sears and laughing with the clerks at the Carson's cologne counter, time has come for the stores to leave too. The memories will never fade away, My Father will always be in my heart, and my once favorite places to shop will only exist in photographs.

     It has been a difficult past few months but some good will surely come out of it. Life will bring on new challenges and difficulties, but as my Father proved to me, never stop trying, always push through and never give up. As I was 20 years old when my Father died, listening to a song from the band Green day causes me to shed a different kind of tear now, the song "Wake Me Up When September Ends" has a lyric that is all too relatable..."Like my Fathers come to pass, twenty years as gone so fast". Time really flies, and 20 years has definitely gone by fast. Thank you for reading my friendly fellow retail lovers, surely some new and different malls can be seen shortly.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Reached Its High Point Long Ago: High Point Centre in Lombard, Illinois.


     Shopping malls across America becoming vacant and becoming more empty with numerous chains closing up more and more frequently. Not exactly overlooked but not given equal attention are the several thousand shopping plazas and strip malls strewn throughout each and every town and city. Starting out strong at first, with purpose, so many stores, each suiting individual needs but all serving the same purpose, are just empty storefronts now. An example made of this property pandemic is the High Point Centre in Lombard, Illinois. Built in 1992 with Cub Foods, Possibly Kids R Us (Babies R Us), Odd Lots (Big Lots), Office Depot, and several small tenants in out parcels including Hollywood Video and Burger Kings. Telling by these photos, the age of the vehicles and the stores, these had to be taken around 2004-2005. Cub Foods would have closed around 2006 and Ultra Foods opened in its place. So much has changed over a decade at this shopping center, it currently being so vacant and parts of it being demolished. I have memories of shopping at these stores and eating around this area with my parents and a very young kid. Although the memories are in my head from then, but to now connect those thoughts to actual photos to really see what the area looked like way back then long before I took an interest in retail preservation.

All of these photos are property of Loopnet. Here is the link to the leasing site where I found these photos.









To see the Cub Foods sign, a Lincoln-Mercury dealership, and the old Burger King logo on this location really is something. This has to be 2004-2005, no later than 2006 for sure.









 These Burger King photos have to be prior to 2010, after that, this location was closed for several years before being demolished and a new Burger Kind returning to this exact location.





My recent photos of the east side of the center being demolished with news of an LA Fitness coming soon.




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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Deerbrook Mall: 4/18 Update


     For the past few years, Deerbrook Mall along Waukegan Road in Deerfield, IL has seen some outstanding changes in development and tenants. The mall itself has since been demolished and a new Jewel-Osco has opened in place of the old Jewel store. Many tenants have closed and new stores added. A Hobby Lobby and Michigan-based Art Van Furniture was most recently added.


It has been a while since I last visited, Office Max has since closed.



Below in chronological order is my series of posts featuring new changes to the development and renovations to Deerbrook Mall.


Here is my FLASHBACK: post of the Deerbrook featuring photos from Labelscar.




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Friday, March 30, 2018

Farm Fresh Selling Out and Closing Stores.


     Another grocery chain tugging at the reins in this complicated time of retail. Farm Fresh located within the Virginia Beach, Virginia area is selling 21 of its 38 locations to several other competitors including Harris Teeter, Food Lion and Kroger. Minneapolis-based Supervalu who owns Farm Fresh as well as several other regional grocery chains across the country had announced it will be closing and selling most of there locations to other groceries in the area.

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