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Teddy Mountain, 461 Town Center Place Suite 3: Spring 2012   15 comments

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Teddy Mountain is a stuff-your-own-teddy-bear franchaise. The Columbia store was at The Village At Sandhill next to the Nestle cookie store, and just down from Bluefin.

I'm not entirely sure when the store closed, but as the last mention I can find on the Sandhill website is for 30 April 2012, I'm putting it as "Spring 2012".

Written by ted on September 17th, 2012

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  1. I know the guy who owned this place. I will try and get the scoop.

    Sidney

    17 Sep 12 at 4:36 am

  2. Is there anything left at Sandhills? According to their website, there's plenty there, but that last time I was there it was looking more and more like a dead mall.

    Matthew

    17 Sep 12 at 9:21 am

  3. HomeGoods just opened up at the Village at Sandhill

    There's another building under construction I have been unable to conclude what it's called.

    Too many folks are too willing to doom the Village at Sandhill but I am not ready to call it dead just yet.

    Andrew

    17 Sep 12 at 10:43 am

  4. In 2008, I declared it'd be a hood in five years.

    So far, so good.

    tonkatoy

    17 Sep 12 at 11:27 am

  5. It's not going to be a hood. It'll most likely wind up being an open-air lower-end Columbiana. Bad location and bad timing doomed it from the start.

    Jason

    17 Sep 12 at 12:17 pm

  6. I had some clients looking at space out there when they had just opened and trying to decide about opening a location out there. The rents were really high and there just wasn't ever enough traffic there when we went to look at the center. These things work in bigger cities where they become the center of large developments that surround them. For Sandhills, there is plenty of development in the Northeast, but not right at the center. That and not having direct access from an interstate hurt Sandhills. It seems like the housing that they wanted to put around the center did not materialize due to the economy.

    Larry

    17 Sep 12 at 3:29 pm

  7. I read recently that the new building going up is a Gentleman's Wearhouse.

    Cheryl

    17 Sep 12 at 3:44 pm

  8. So... they're building a bunch of new outbuildings (HomeGoods, Men's Wearhouse), and meanwhile all the stores in the interior are closing? Sounds like some stellar property management.

    Matthew

    18 Sep 12 at 6:56 am

  9. Gentleman's Wearhouse (or Men's Wearhouse) sounds like it would bump up against Jos. A. Bank, not to mention the men's dress sections at JC Penney and Belk. I did not know the NE had that many well-dressed and dapper gents.

    Jason

    18 Sep 12 at 9:07 am

  10. So back to the topic, Teddy Mountain. Just chatted with the owner and he said he was getting out of Sandhills.

    Sidney

    26 Sep 12 at 3:30 pm

  11. Hit submit too quick. ...getting out of Sandhills and relocating, maybe going mobile.

    Sidney

    26 Sep 12 at 3:31 pm

  12. Hmm. Interesting. I can see that working as an event for girls' birthday or slumber parties..

    ted

    26 Sep 12 at 3:53 pm

  13. We had talked before about how Sandhills implements all these rules for all the stores there. They must open and close at certain times. Must be open on certain holidays. Think about it. Teddy Mountain probably didn't do enough business on Mon-Thurs. between 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. But Sandhills made him open between those hours anyway.

    Sidney

    27 Sep 12 at 6:48 am

  14. Sandhills really needs to come down on rent prices. I know Brixx was paying $12,000 a month rent. That is just waaaaay too high. I was told by staff that they NEVER made a profit at that store. Before long, there won't be any stores left. My son worked at Nestle and I know how much they made in a week. And if their rent is even half the amount of Brixx, then they are not making a profit either.

    Sidney

    27 Sep 12 at 6:50 am

  15. Sidney...unfortunately, being in a mall setting comes with having to keep the same hours as the mall. This is so that people coming to shop at the mall will find all the businesses open. When it becomes hit or miss depending on the business the whole mall suffers. What that means is that most malls have gone to stores that can benefit from traffic 7 days a week, and smaller weaker stores have to locate elsewhere. Yes mall rent is very expensive and in the days that the shopping mall was a destination for shoppers, this was warranted. However, I would be interested to see what the mall traffic counts are like today versus 5, 10, and 15 years ago. I bet the foot traffic just isn't there. That's the other problem with Sandhills. People only go to the stores they came for in the first place, instead of roaming around.

    Larry

    27 Sep 12 at 2:58 pm

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