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    Macy's coming to San Luis Obispo...

    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/business/story/700785.html

    I think JcPenney's will be replacing where Circuit City and Linens N Things were, and I think TJ'Maxx might look into going into the Madonna Plaza. Or it might just be a competition between TJ Maxx and JcPenney's.

    I definately think Macy's will replace the Gottschalks in San Luis Obispo, Visalia, Victorville, and Palmdale.

    I heard that the rest of the Gottschalks are going to be taken over by Dillards, Belks, Kohl's, JcPenney's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Forever 21, Burlington Coat Factory, Wal-Mart and Target.

    Any thoughts on who might replace other old Gottschalks stores? Any thoughts on Macy's going into San Luis Obispo?

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    Macy's is just generally lame. I love the original flagship store in NYC but most of the others I've been to fall short.
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    Macy's is just generally lame. I love the original flagship store in NYC but most of the others I've been to fall short.
    No kidding. The Macy's stores in FL used to be Burdines which used to be Jordan Marsh. I gave up on them a couple years ago when they quit selling dressing for us short women (and we're only 50% of the female population!).

    Belk's is really big on moving into vacated spaces in the malls down here.

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    Macy's used to be such a big deal being a strong competitor in the high-end department store market. Ever since they became a national brand it seems they have lost some of that edge. Macy's pixxed a lot of people off in the Upper Midwest when they converted Marshall Field's to Macy's in 2006.

    Macy's has converted many regional department stores such as Lazarus in the Midwest, Foley's in the Southwest, Kaufmann's in the interior Northeast (namely PA) and Burdines in Florida. Most of these regional department stores were at least 100 years old. Macy's conversion of these stores seemed to generate some ill-will with frequent shoppers. It feels like Macy's has become watered down ever since becoming a national chain.

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    Quote Originally posted by urban19 View post
    Any thoughts on Macy's going into San Luis Obispo?
    What, did Robert Nardelli just become their CEO?

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    I am glad that Macy's lost alot of it's upscale edge. I like alot of the sales they have, and the "hip" clothing they sell. Macy's is like your lower-end designer department store compared to Gottschalks being an upper end JcPenney's.

    One thing is for sure. Sears, JcPenney's, Macy's, Belks, Dillards are the 5 biggest department stores out there. most urbanized areas have at least 3 of the 5.
    and then you have your discount department stores like Kohl's, Gabriel Brothers, Loehmans, Burlington Coat Factory, etc...

    then you have your upscale department stores like lord and taylor, neiman marcus, bloomingdales, nordstroms, bon-ton, boscov's, (modern day upscale macys), sak's fifth avenue, etc...
    and then you have NY upscale department stores like century 21 and filene's basement
    and then on the lowest end you have off-price clothing retailers such as Ross, Marshall's, TJ'Max, Old Navy, Bealls, etc...
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    The last couple times I have been to Macy's, I have found some good deals on decent stuff and I am a cheap bastard when it comes to cothes, etc.

    We only got Macy's here in Colorado a couple years ago when they took over Dillard's (or was it Foley's)?
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    I haven't bought anything at Macy's in years. Their style is old man/ghetto poser. I'll stick to my other sources of clothing wear such as Banana and J Crew (outlets of course )
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    Quote Originally posted by rcgplanner View post
    Macy's pixxed a lot of people off in the Upper Midwest when they converted Marshall Field's to Macy's in 2006.
    I'm one of those people. Marshall Field's was a classy department store, unlike anything else. Macy's is just the same old boring, run-of-the-mill, sterile department store you find everywhere else and I have yet to go there and buy stuff ever since they took over.

    Now, I'm loyal to Kohl's and every now and then, Carson's.
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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    I haven't bought anything at Macy's in years. Their style is old man/ghetto poser. I'll stick to my other sources of clothing wear such as Banana and J Crew (outlets of course )
    I think I've been in the Union Square Macy's in SF three times ever, and each of those times it was because someone had given me a gift card. It is one of the nicer Macy's around, and I think it's their second biggest store (I know that it used to be, but the converted Marshall Field's in Chicago might be bigger - they look similar sized from the outside). I do like their window displays and the giant things they do on the building in Union Square, so I would miss them if they were gone.

    I can't stand any of their suburban locations though - too many other options that are better.
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    sometimes they have great deals on stuff- like 4 dollars for nice buttondown shirts or 6 dollars for a pair of slacks. Those are the only times I buy anything at macys

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    On a related note....
    Krystal's coming to town

    The Krystal Company has broken ground on a new Panama City Beach restaurant and will open the location this summer, a company spokesman said Monday.
    http://www.newsherald.com/articles/t...each-city.html


    Losing Walmart

    Fashion Bug and Walmart are, to some extent, a study in contrasts, but the specialty women's clothing store and America's largest general retailer stand side by side in 23rd Street's Panama City Square.

    Walmart plans to close its 23rd Street location and open a new, larger supercenter about 3.8 miles away in Lynn Haven.
    http://www.newsherald.com/news/panam...y-walmart.html

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    Yum, the southern version of White Castle.

    It seems like Fashion Bug and Walmart pair up a lot and end up in the same centers.

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    Quote Originally posted by rcgplanner View post
    ...Fashion Bug...
    I have lots of deep discount coupons--valid nationwide--for ^^this store. Anybody who shops there- I'd be happy to snailmail the the coupons to you.

    urban19, are you happy with our responses so far?

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    Quote Originally posted by Seana View post
    Off-topic:
    I have lots of deep discount coupons--valid nationwide--for ^^this store. Anybody who shops there- I'd be happy to snailmail the the coupons to you.

    urban19, are you happy with our responses so far?
    It's not cali enough yet... on another note, i saved a bunch of $$ by switch my car insurance to Gieco...
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    Quote Originally posted by Seana View post
    Off-topic:
    I have lots of deep discount coupons--valid nationwide--for ^^this store. Anybody who shops there- I'd be happy to snailmail the the coupons to you.

    urban19, are you happy with our responses so far?
    yes, i do like the responsses.

    and, i like macy's because they have cheap sales and they sell the gangster-city clothing. otherwise the clothes they sell r in-fashion for city girls, and designer clothes for businessmen and women.

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    I heard from the Santa Barbara Macy's there are plans for a store in San Luis Obispo. I was thinking Forever 21 might close, but now I am wondering it could go in the Dalidio Ranch project if he annexes it into the city. I heard that the city has zoned for some of the land to be built within the city and the rest to be open space. I think the city and Mr. Dalidio need to come to an agreement. Why doesn't Dalidio sell his property to some one perhaps like the SLO Promenade 2 idea.

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    urban19, you did realize this would happen once March was over, and you immediately started posting in in SLO threads again, right?
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
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    Quote Originally posted by urban19 View post
    I heard from the Santa Barbara Macy's there are plans for a store in San Luis Obispo. I was thinking Forever 21 might close, but now I am wondering it could go in the Dalidio Ranch project if he annexes it into the city. I heard that the city has zoned for some of the land to be built within the city and the rest to be open space. I think the city and Mr. Dalidio need to come to an agreement. Why doesn't Dalidio sell his property to some one perhaps like the SLO Promenade 2 idea.
    Do you have a life outside of pontificating about SLO and this stupid property?
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    Quote Originally posted by urban19 View post
    I heard from the Santa Barbara Macy's there are plans for a store in San Luis Obispo. I was thinking Forever 21 might close, but now I am wondering it could go in the Dalidio Ranch project if he annexes it into the city. I heard that the city has zoned for some of the land to be built within the city and the rest to be open space. I think the city and Mr. Dalidio need to come to an agreement. Why doesn't Dalidio sell his property to some one perhaps like the SLO Promenade 2 idea.
    Listen David/U19/the City,
    I think this board has had enough with your postings about retail, san luis obispo, and california. You are truly a one-trick pony. I don't speak for anybody but myself on this board, but seriously, take a break from it. There is life outside of retail and san luis obispo. Go find a girl, smoke a dub, drink a beer, please do something to take the edge off your obsession with retail or better yet, get a job at one of these fine retail institutions and preach the gospel of retail there, but seriously, i think i can say what's on most people's minds here...

    No one gives a fuck.
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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Listen David/U19/the City,
    I think this board has had enough with your postings about retail, san luis obispo, and california. You are truly a one-trick pony. I don't speak for anybody but myself on this board, but seriously, take a break from it. There is life outside of retail and san luis obispo. Go find a girl, smoke a dub, drink a beer, please do something to take the edge off your obsession with retail or better yet, get a job at one of these fine retail institutions and preach the gospel of retail there, but seriously, i think i can say what's on most people's minds here...

    No one gives a fuck.
    Amen brother.
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    Agreed. nuff said.
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