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

Thank you for reading Trip to the Mall.

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.

Thank you for reading Trip to the Mall for Midwest retail news and development.

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.