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Radio Shack, 1001 Harden Street Suite D: March 2015   1 comment

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I don't believe I ever went into this Radio Shack in the Food Lion plaza in Five Points. Come to think of it, I don't believe I've ever been into any business in this plaza other than Food Lion, unless you go back far enough to count Peaches and Sears.

You know the drill about Radio Shack by this point.

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  1. Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:03:59 +0000
    Author: Andrew

    Comment: This post got me to thinking how about the only thing I've utilized in the Marketplace at Harden here is Office Depot (besides a few visits to Food's the only Food Lion I've been in with self-checkout lanes.

    The liquidation of this RadioShack looks like it's being handled by the same company that did Belk's Dutch Square liquidation (not sure if they're handling the others or not). This liquidation has been slower than the one at Columbiana, Bush River Village and East Forest Plaza making me think that perhaps someone else is doing those but I don't know.

    BTW it appears to me as if there's an italics tag that remained open longer than intended on this post...

    Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:27:09 +0000
    Author: Rick

    Comment: Sears should have never moved from this area. With the development of the Vista and the traffic Five Points sees,
    I believe Sears would be doing quite well here now.

    Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:50:46 +0000
    Author: Homer

    Comment: Good old 'Sears Town'. I used to love going there when I was a kid. Most of the shopping trips I made as a kid were with my Mom and Grandma to Main St. for the usual clothing and crap like that. But when we went to Sears I knew it was for something Dad wanted. Like a new power tool or a new attachment for his Sears tractor. Sears, back then, was magical. There was no other store in Columbia that was quite like it. Well, maybe the OLD JC Penney's but still they weren't the same. Sears was a total one-stop store. I only found out in later years that, at one time, you could actually purchase a pre-fab home and an automobile from there. Like I said in a previous post, I remember witnessing my first solar eclipse while at Sears and our first artificial Xmas tree which was a total pain in the a$$ to put together but Mom used it for 25 years.

    Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:41:06 +0000
    Author: Rick

    Comment: For those that do not remember, Homer is dead on with his comments about Sears Town being a magical place and a one stop store.
    I believe everyone in Columbia went there at least once to shop around Christmas time. Sears and Roebuck, as they were known then, certainly had the best selection of toys.
    Some of the more memorable toys I got for Christmas came from there.
    A "Screamer 1" banana bike, a slot car track, a train set, an electric tooth brush and two of my best were a 100 piece set of Craftsman tools and a 3/8 inch Craftsman drill. I was only twelve at the time and my parents could not understand why I wanted tools for Christmas. Hey, it was for things to come.

    Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:54:51 +0000
    Author: Andrew

    Comment: "Sears...whatever happened to Roebuck? You never hear Sears Roebuck anymore? Call if you're out there, Roebuck."

    - Andy Rooney

    Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:47:56 +0000
    Author: Homer

    Comment: The official name of the company is still Sears, Roebuck & Company. From what I read Roebuck got tired of the business after several years and they sold his half off to another entity. But he came back several years later to work with Sears. I'm not sure if he came back as a full partner or not. But his name is still part of the company albeit only on legal documents and such.

    Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:20:09 +0000
    Author: Terry

    Comment: Does anyone recall when two Sears catalogs would show up in the mail every November? One was for grown ups and the other was a huge toy catalog. Excitement for the season would begin to build. Ours would end up marked with circles and arrows on every other page just in case Mom and Dad looked through it.

    Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:30:44 +0000
    Author: Rick

    Comment: @Terry - I do not remember the one for grown ups, not that there wasn't one, it's just that the toy catalog was preferred over the other. Oh man, as I mentioned in the Radio Shack post on Harden Street, Sears had the best toy department/selection at Christmas time.

    Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:36:04 +0000
    Author: Homer

    Comment: @Terry - that's why around Christmas I post the link I found that has a bunch of the old Wish Book catalogs archived...

    Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:41:44 +0000
    Author: Terry

    Comment: (Reuters) - Hedge fund Standard General has raised its bid to buy about 1,740 stores of bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack Corp in a court-supervised auction, according to people familiar with the process, which entered its second day on Tuesday.

    Standard General, which would operate most of the stores in conjunction with Sprint Corp, increased its initial $145 million bid by at least $20 million, according to one of the sources. It also committed to keeping some 7,500 RadioShack jobs, the source said.

    Liquidators who proposed closing the stores and selling the inventory and fixtures also made a bid.


    22 Mar 15 at 9:03 pm

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