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  Old  June 25th, 2019, 9:06am     #61
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We lost Shopko too. So many huge empty buildings in town now. But on the plus side, the city where I live bought the Herberger's store that went out of business a few months ago. They're renovating it into a new library.
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  Old  June 25th, 2019, 12:51pm     #62
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We lost Shopko too. So many huge empty buildings in town now. But on the plus side, the city where I live bought the Herberger's store that went out of business a few months ago. They're renovating it into a new library.


We also lost our Shopko and Herberger's was such a nice store. We seen Staples close.
Our old mall actually did some just completed major upgrades and a few years ago new restaurants opened. We have one major bookstore and several small independents (shocking in this day and age) and a wonderful large used bookstore...and the thrifts stores are a goldmine with large book areas!!!

Our small city is also rehabbing an area for she, she condos, shops, restaurants and a new fancy hotel. We see cranes all over lately. Apartments, housing a new building...

We are thankful we have two Walmarts and a Costco...
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  Old  June 28th, 2019, 9:30pm     #63
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Good bye Dress Barn

Gap

Pier One CVS & Jarod closing many locations



Adding

Kohls, Victoria's Secret


Office Depot, Office Max closing 30 stores this year
And here's a puzzler
Gabes Dept store is OPENING new stores

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  Old  June 29th, 2019, 10:15am     #64
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One of two nearby big towns is losing about 400 more jobs;
A 150 yr old newspaper is closing

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  Old  June 29th, 2019, 2:44pm     #65
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i was looking for a cheap vinyl table cloth to cut into strips to make a fly curtain while i am waiting for the one i ordered from the UK to get here.

michaels craft store had one for 1.99 on their website and said it was in stock at my local store.

so i went to michaels asked where the table cloths were.

I was told they only had a few and directed me to the EXPENSIVE ones after telling me that is all they had

I shop online most of the time now and this is the reason why.

I am sick of stores websites telling me they have stuff in stock only to find out they dont and i am redirected to the EXPENSIVE alternatives.
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  Old  June 30th, 2019, 12:31am     #66
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And all the dirty, hard working jobs that were treasured before, no one wants to do. Fast food was never a place to earn a living.. it used to be a kid earning a little extra.. what do you hear from young kids now? I'm not slinging burgers!
When I was a teen in the 70's, a McDonald's opened up in a nearby town. So many of my fellow high schoolers applied that there were far more applicants than positions. Any opportunity to make $2.65 an hour in high school was jumped on by my generation.
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  Old  June 30th, 2019, 12:36am     #67
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On the other hand, there are thousands upon thousands of IT jobs that go to green card holders because Americans are not trained in IT and the jobs go otherwise unfilled.

SOMEONE has to write all that code for on-line shopping, it might as well be Americans.

(Speaking as a veteran secretary who went to night school to become a software engineer.)

What did the smart blacksmiths do when the automobile became the norm? They retrained as auto mechanics.
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  Old  June 30th, 2019, 11:47pm     #68
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Yeah, what she said, EyesOnlyForDave. We are supposed to get more toy stores somehow

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  Old  July 1st, 2019, 2:01pm     #69
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On the other hand, there are thousands upon thousands of IT jobs that go to green card holders because Americans are not trained in IT and the jobs go otherwise unfilled.

SOMEONE has to write all that code for on-line shopping, it might as well be Americans.

(Speaking as a veteran secretary who went to night school to become a software engineer.)

What did the smart blacksmiths do when the automobile became the norm? They retrained as auto mechanics.
Yes, Some people are flexible, and some are, I don't know what, rigid? stubborn? I've seen it up close and personal many times in my lifetime. When I reflect, it seems those with a strong sense of entitlement are least likely to adapt. They'd rather "sink like a stone" lol.

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  Old  July 15th, 2019, 10:08pm     #70
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Perkins restaurants closing many
but not all

We'll see, often when a chain says that
they all go under.

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  Old  July 16th, 2019, 8:37am     #71
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When I was a teen in the 70's, a McDonald's opened up in a nearby town. So many of my fellow high schoolers applied that there were far more applicants than positions. Any opportunity to make $2.65 an hour in high school was jumped on by my generation.
I started a mcdonalds on my 16th birthday at $1.75 hr. worked there for 4 years. all my friends worked there with me.
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Avenue is closing all stores

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  Old  August 15th, 2019, 5:37am     #73
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Perkins restaurants closing many
but not all

We'll see, often when a chain says that
they all go under.
Ours closed suddenly. We aren't sure that even the employees were given any notice of the closing beforehand.
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  Old  November 20th, 2019, 9:21am     #74
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Gander Mountain closing

After remodeling & saying others were closing but not
our local,
Signs went up over the weekend.

I feel bad for the sales people,
Not the higher ups




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The timing stinks too, not that anytime is good, but right before Christmas?
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