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coz
10-21-2008, 08:24 AM
If you have gift cards for any of these stores, now would be the time to cash them in before they close stores in an effort to cut costs.

STORE CLOSINGS AND LAYOFFS - If you have gift cards, hurry up and use them!! Just passing this along -


FYI - Ann Taylor closing 117 stores nationwide A company spokeswoman said the company hasn't revealed which stores will be shuttered. It will let the stores that will close this fiscal year know over the next month.

Eddie Bauer to close more stores. Eddie Bauer has already closed 27 shops in the first quarter and plans to close up to two more outlet stores by the end of the year.

Cache closing stores. Women's retailer Cache announced that it is closing 20 to 23 stores this year.

Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Catherines closing 150 stores nationwide The owner of retailers this year. The company hasn't provided a list of specific store closures and can't say when it will offer that info, spokeswoman Brooke Perry said today.

Talbots, J. Jill closing stores. About a month ago, Talbots announced that it will be shuttering all 78 of its kids and men's stores. Now the company says it will close another 22 underperforming stores. The 22 stores will be a mix of Talbots women's and J. Jill, another chain it owns. The closures will occur this fiscal year, according to a company press release.

Gap Inc. closing 85 stores. In addition to its namesake chain, Gap also owns Old Navy and Banana Republic. The company said the closures - all planned for fiscal 2008 - will be weighted toward the Gap brand.

Foot Locker to close 140 stores. In the company press release and during its conference call with analysts today, it did not specify where the future store closures - all planned in fiscal 2008 - will be. The company could not be immediately reached for comment.


Wickes is going out of business. Wickes Furniture is going out of business and closing all of its stores, Wickes, a 37-year-old retailer that targets middle-income customers, filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

Levitz / BOMBAY - closed already. The furniture retailer is going out of business. Levitz first announced it was going out of business and closing all 76 of its stores in December. The retailer dates back to 1910 when Richard Levitz opened his first furniture store in Lebanon , PA. In the 1960s, the warehouse/ showroom concept brought Levitz to the forefront of the furniture industry. The local Levit z closures will follow the shutdown of Bombay .

Zales & Piercing Pagoda closing stores. The owner of Zales and Piercing Pagoda previously said it plans to close 82 stores by July 31. Today, it announced that it is closing another 23 underperforming stores. The! company said it's not providing a list of specific store closures. Of the 105 locations planned for closure, 50 are kiosks and 55 are stores.

Disney Store owner has the right to close 98 stores The Walt Disney Company announced it acquired about 220 Disney Stores from subsidiaries of The Children's Place Retail Stores. The exact number of stores acquired will depend on negotiations with landlords. Those subsidiaries of Children's Place filed for bankruptcy protection in late March. Walt Disney in the news release said it has also obtained the right to close about 98 Disney Stores in the U.S. The press release didn't list those stores.

Home Depot store closings (E. Brunswick, Rt 18 just put up their closing sign) ATLANTA - Nearly 7+ months after its chief executive said there were no
plans to cut the number of its core retail stores, The Home Depot Inc. announced Thursday that it is shuttering 15 of them amid a slumping U.S. economy and housing market. The move will affect 1,300 employees. It is the first time the world's largest home improvement store chain has ever closed a flagship store for performance reasons. Its shares rose almost 5 percent. The Atlanta-based company said the underperforming U.S. stores being closed represent less than 1 percent of its existing stores. They will be shuttered within the next two months.

CompUSA (CLOSED) clarifies details on store closings. Any extended warranties purchased for products through CompUSA will be honored by a third-party provider, Assurant Solutions. Gift cards, rain ! checks, and rebates purchased prior to December 12 can be redeemed at any time during the final sale. For those who have a gadget currently in for service with CompUSA, the repair will be completed and the gadget will be returned to owners.


Macy's - 9 stores

Movie Gallery - 160 stores as part of reorganization plan to exit bankruptcy. The video rental company plans to close 400 of 3,500 Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video stores in addition to the 520 locations the video rental chain closed last fall.

Pacific Sunwear - 153 Demo stores

Pep Boys - 33 stores

Sprint Nextel - 125 retail locations New Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse appears to have inherited a company bleeding subscribers by the thousands, and will now officially be dropping the ax on 4,000 employees and 125 retail locations. Amid the loss of 639,000 postpaid customers in the fourth quarter, Sprint will be cutting a total of 6.7% of its work force (following the 5,000 layoffs last year) and 8% of company-owned brick-and-mortar stores, while remaining mute on other!
rumo rs that it will consolidate its headquarters in Kansas Sprint Nextel shares are down $2.89, or nearly 25%, at the time of this writing.

J. C. Penney, Lowe's and Office Depot are scaling back

Ethan Allen Interiors: The company announced plans to close 12 of 300+

Wilsons the Leather Experts - 158 stores

Pacific Sunwear will close its 154 Demo stores after a review of strategic alternatives for the urban-apparel brand. Seventy-four underperforming Demo stores closed last May.

Sharper Image: The company recently filed for bankruptcy protection and announced that 90 of its 184 stores are closing. The retailer will still operate 94 stores to pay off debts, but 90 of these stores have performed poorly and also may close.

Bombay Company: (Freehold Mall store closed) The company unveiled plans to close all 384 U.S.-based Bombay Company stores. The company's online storefront has discontinued operations.

KB Toys posted a list of 356 stores that it is closing around the United States as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. To see the list of store closings, go to the KB Toys Information web site, and click on Press Information

Dillard's to Close More Stores.&! nbsp; Di llard's Inc. said it will continue to focus on closing underperforming> stores, reducing expenses and improving its merchandise in 2008. At the company's annual shareholder meeting, CEO William Dillard II said the company will close another six underperforming stores this year.

TMCNo1
10-21-2008, 09:30 AM
Seeing they weren't closing any Victoria's Secret stores makes me feel better!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_55.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)

Monte
10-21-2008, 09:38 AM
Seeing they weren't closing any Victoria's Secret stores makes me feel better!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_55.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)

Victoria secret has gone.. um.. conservative:(

coz
10-21-2008, 09:42 AM
Victoria secret has gone.. um.. conservative:(

Yep here's a sample from the 09 catalog :mad:

http://www.motherhood.com/Images/Products/5282.jpg

Monte
10-21-2008, 09:46 AM
For some reason coz, I can't see your pictures from work, so I am unable to comment:o

TMCNo1
10-21-2008, 09:47 AM
Yep here's a sample from the 09 catalog :mad:

http://www.motherhood.com/Images/Products/5282.jpg


Looks like a sales person for Circuit City, OBTW have you seen where they are closing stores too, http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?p=Circuit+City+store+closings&ei=UTF-8

kjohnson
10-21-2008, 09:52 AM
I'll give anyone that wants to sell a $65 or larger gift card $7 and you pay the shipping.

Monte
10-21-2008, 09:54 AM
I'll give anyone that wants to sell a $65 or larger gift card $7 and you pay the shipping.

$7 and a a ski technique DVD?:rolleyes:

coz
10-21-2008, 10:22 AM
For some reason coz, I can't see your pictures from work, so I am unable to comment:o

Man! you are missing out Monte :D hope you get home in time to see them before the mods yank em :rolleyes:

TMCNo1
10-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Man! you are missing out Monte :D hope you get home in time to see them before the mods yank em :rolleyes:

He'll be lucky to see the pics, Barney is on the prowel,

atlfootr
10-21-2008, 11:11 AM
Tell Harold, his Barney's gone ....

TMCNo1
10-21-2008, 11:33 AM
Oh no, I must have posted a picture of Barney nude, Sorry!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_6.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)

coz
10-21-2008, 11:48 AM
:confused::confused:

Sodar
10-21-2008, 11:50 AM
:confused::confused:

LOVE IT! Rob Fife!

TMCNo1
10-21-2008, 12:11 PM
:confused::confused:


Must not have been Swimsuit thread acceptable!:rolleyes::D

SkiDog
10-21-2008, 03:43 PM
Must not have been Swimsuit thread acceptable!:rolleyes::D

Is THAT thread even still around?

TMCNo1
10-21-2008, 07:23 PM
Is THAT thread even still around?

It's probably is gone by now, if this picture of Barney Fife was apparently removed as being unacceptable,
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