Thursday, January 10, 2013

Retail Rundown

ROSS Dress For Less location slated for closure at The Exchange at Hammond
It's been a busy start to the new year here at Tomorrow's News Today, here are a few retail comings & goings that I can't dedicate individual posts to but are worth noting.

Nordstrom will open their fourth Atlanta area Nordstrom Rack location later this fall in Sandy Springs. The Seattle-based retailer will occupy 36,000 s/f at Perimeter Expo, backfilling a former Best Buy that relocated to another portion of the center over a year ago.  The retailer entered the Atlanta market with a store near Mall of Georgia in 2000, and later added locations in Buckhead in 2010 and Alpharetta last year.  

ROSS Dress For Less is closing their location at The Exchange at Hammond effective January 20th.  The Whole Foods anchored center at the intersection  of Hammond Drive and Roswell Road also recently lost  Yoforia to a seemingly permanent "holiday closure."

Eddie Bauer is closing their location at Mall of Georgia and perhaps all retail outlets around the country stemming from their 2009 bankruptcy filing.  The apparel and accessories retailer also has locations at The Avenue East and West Cobb as well as outlet stores at Sugarloaf Mills and North Georgia Premium Outlets.  

Women's shoe retailer Bakers is closing their store at Lenox Square.  The bankrupt retailer hoped to keep some stores open and had a prospective buyer in line to purchase 40 stores but that deal has since fallen apart.  Expect all stores to close in the coming months.  

Papyrus will close their location at Perimeter Mall as of January 31st.  The greeting card, stationary and gift chain's Lenox Square location will remain open.

United Colors of Benetton closed their second level location at Phipps Plaza. The store was previously Sisley, a sister brand, but following an overall reorganization including the closure of locations at Lenox Square and Mall of Georgia, the store became Benetton.

Look for new DeathWatch and BirthWatch posts in the coming weeks.


SB said...

I wonder why that Ross is closing. Good location. Won't be empty for long.

glen said...

Sorry to see Papyrus go. I liked their cards, but I only went once or twice a year. I did not even know that Eddie Bauer was still in business. Though that they went belly up ten years ago! They had some nice clothes. As for Ross, that center is always packed, but there is an unusual collection of shops there. Not sure what would be a good fit for that center.

Anonymous said...

Closing, closing, closing. Can this city support anything these days?

Although I'm sure the urban wear stores are doing just fine.

Anonymous said...

Closing, closing, closing. Can this city support anything these days?

Although I'm sure the urban wear stores are doing just fine.
There are more than 5,300,000 million folks in Atlanta. Of that 5.3 million, 1,800,000 of those are "urban" and 3,200,000 million are "suburbanites."

With that being said, shouldn't your favorite stores be doing the best? Let me guess, those that shop at "urban" clothing stores buy their merchandise with Georgia EBT cards, right?

And since you "suburbanites" are paying higher taxes you can't afford to support your local favorites?

Chile, please.

Anonymous said...

What does Chile have to do with it? Did you mean China? Are you talking about the quality of the items sold at Ross?

I am from Chile and I do not understand how my people have anything to do witth this.

A.P. said...

"Chile" isn't what that poster meant. Read it as "Child", but without saying the d. Basically, that poster is a racist a$$.

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