Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘Town Center Place’ tag

New York & Company, 470 Town Center Place Suite 11: September 2020   no comments

Posted at 10:56 pm in closing

p1660339_tn.jpg

p1660340_tn.jpg

Apparently we have another COVID-19 casualty here. New York & Company announced on 28 July 2020 that:

store closing sales have begun at all New York & Company retail locations across the United States. The firms are conducting liquidation sales across approximately 380 store locations in connection with the recent bankruptcy filing of New York & Company's parent company, RTW Retailwinds, Inc. ("RTW").

New York & Company is a specialty women's fashion retailer which offers modern, multi-functional wear-to-work apparel at affordable prices. As part of the sale, customers can expect initial discounts of up to 60% off original prices for all in-store merchandise including women's clothing, accessories and shoes.

USA Today provides a bit more detail:

"The combined effects of a challenging retail environment coupled with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have caused significant financial distress on our business, and we expect it to continue to do so in the future," Sheamus Toal, RTW Retailwinds CEO and chief financial officer, said in the release.

So, things weren't great before the plague, but that was the tipping point.

Frankly, I was not aware this store, or the chain, existed, so I can say very little else about it. It is definitely another hit on Sandhill, which really does not need any more problems.

Victoria's Secret, 481 Town Center Place Suite G-100: June 2020   15 comments

Posted at 12:32 am in closing

p1640399_tn.jpg

p1640400_tn.jpg

p1640401_tn.jpg

p1640402_tn.jpg

p1640403_tn.jpg

p1640404_tn.jpg

p1640405_tn.jpg

p1640406_tn.jpg

p1640640_tn.jpg

p1640641_tn.jpg

I don't think Victoria's Secret is officially bankrupt, but apparently a planned buyout fell through leaving the chain in desperate straits. Of course the COVID-19 crisis didn't help any either, and they are now in the process of closing 250 some stores.

This Sandhill location apparently closed in June as reported by commenter Bethany, but when I drove by then, the signage was still up, and the merchandise was still inside -- the "Lock the doors" order must have come down very quickly. When I got back in early July, the storefront was cleaned-out and blank.

I see from the label-scar that they were neighbors with a maternity store called Motherhood which pre-deceased VS and for which I never did a closing.

(Hat tip to commenter Bethany)

The Peanut Man, 481 Town Center Place Suite 3: Fall 2018 (Consolidated)   1 comment

Posted at 12:00 am in closing

p1620109_tn.jpg

I was looking for some spicy peanuts for an upcoming gathering, and decided to stop by The Peanut Man at Sandhill. In the event, I found it gone.

A little digging established that they have closed their Sandhill and downtown stores, and have consolidated into a new space on Fernandina Road, in the old Prestige Appliance location. In fact, I had seen the banner for Chocolate Factory & Coffee Shoppe from the Interstate, but I did not realize it was The Peanut Man. The new spot is a restaurant as well as a sweet & nut shop, serving a breakfast & lunch menu:

p1620135_tn.jpg

p1620136_tn.jpg

p1620137_tn.jpg

Here is a State article on starting the new location, and here is one about closing the downtown location to focus on this spot.

Yogen Fruz, 480 Town Center Place: August 2019   2 comments

Posted at 11:21 pm in closing

p1600535_tn.jpg

p1600534_tn.jpg

I'm not going to attempt the metal umlaut in the post title, but Yogen Früz is a froyo franchaise operation which is still in operation, though this closure leaves the nearest store in Florida or possibly Virginia. I guess it's not too surprising that if an ice cream or froyo shop is going to close, the start of colder weather is a trigger [this was wrong: see note below].

This location is on the same "block" with the former corner Starbucks (and in fact you can somewhat see it in those pictures), and across from the centeral traffic island/venue at Sandhill.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

UPDATE 6 November 2019 -- Ref commenter JB, I was wrong that this was a fall closing. I have changed post title date to from Fall 2019 to August 2019.

Written by ted on November 5th, 2019

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Nestle Toll House Cafe / Planet Smoothie, 461 Town Center Place Suite 1: 28 April 2019   1 comment

Posted at 1:29 am in closing

p1580680_tn.jpg

p1580678_tn.jpg

p1580675_tn.jpg

p1580676_tn.jpg

p1580677_tn.jpg

p1580679_tn.jpg

p1580681_tn.jpg

p1580682_tn.jpg

I got a couple of reports in June of 2017 that this place had closed. I actually did drive out there to get some pictures, and found that they were actually closed for upfitting as they were adding a Planet Smoothie operation.

In the event that must not have worked out for them, as they are closed for good this, with their Facebook page citing "Many factors" in the decision.

To me, the location appears pretty good as it is catty-cornered from the Sandhill movie theaters, and would be a good place to get a snack while waiting for your movie. Of course that only works if your movie is pretty early.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Crazy 8, 470 Town Center Place Suite 7: March 2019   7 comments

Posted at 12:20 am in closing

p1570469_tn.jpg

p1570468_tn.jpg

I did not know this, but Crazy 8 was part of Gymboree, with the second bankruptcy of that chain taking out these stores as well.

According to Wikipedia:

Crazy 8 was started in August 2007. It features lower priced clothing and is Gymboree's direct competitor for The Children's Place and Old Navy.

In the event, I guess that didn't work out too well.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on March 8th, 2019

Tagged with , , , ,

Things Remembered, 471 Town Center Place: February 2019   1 comment

Posted at 11:33 pm in closing

p1570466_tn.jpg

p1570467_tn.jpg

p1570471_tn.jpg

I was not aware of Things Remembered, but apparently it is a personalized gifts store, with a complicated history with ties to Sears, Pearl Vision & Yankee Candle.

They filed for Chapter 11 on 6 February 2019 "as part of a plan to be acquired by Enesco, a giftware, home décor and accessories company". Here is a Forbes article that explains the problems, and then, oddly, turns into a Shinola commercial.

There is another local Things Remembered in Columbiana Centre, and I am not sure what its status is.

Just for reference, here is the current status of The Village At Sandhill as per their public directories on 18 February 2019:

p1570470_tn.jpg

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on February 25th, 2019

Tagged with , , , , ,

Gymboree, 471 Town Center Place: Summer 2017   no comments

Posted at 11:12 pm in closing

p1440566_tn.jpg

p1440568_tn.jpg

p1440569_tn.jpg

A little hard to get a good picture of this place due to the tree, but this is the Sandhill location of Gymboree.

Assuming they stick to their announced plan, both this place and the Richland Mall location should start their final closing sales tomorrow (18 July 2017).

UPDATE 7 October 2017 -- Still open but posting a closing sign & sale now:

p1460207_tn.jpg

Written by ted on July 17th, 2017

Tagged with , , , ,

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, 494 Town Center Place Suite 1: 8 April 2017   4 comments

Posted at 10:31 pm in closing

p1410184_tn.jpg

p1410185_tn.jpg

p1410186_tn.jpg

p1410187_tn.jpg

Ultimately I can't go regularly to any place that does not have fresh brewed ice tea. Somehow or other I ended up going to this Which Wich twice however. I forget what brought me back the second time -- perhaps I was thinking my subpar first experience was a fluke. In the event, they managed to get my order wrong both times, despite having a system based on minutely specifying orders in writing. That, along with the tea and the odd decor means this chain is just not a concept that's up my alley.

(Hat tip to commenter cheryl)

Wet Seal, 487 Town Center Place Suite 4: February 2017   2 comments

Posted at 10:49 pm in closing

p1390847_tn.jpg

p1390848_tn.jpg

p1390849_tn.jpg

p1400835_tn.jpg

Well, the last time I drove out to Sandhill, I got a picture (above) of the vacant Wet Seal storefront so that I could add it as an update to the Wet Seal post, which I distinctly remembered making..

Except that apparently never happened..

So anyway, Wet Seal has closed. The teen retailer went into bankruptcy in 2015, and never really made a go of it again after coming out. Business Insider has the story. The final closing was announced on 20 January 2017, and the first pictures were taken on 29 January, so I would suspect the end came for this store in early or mid February.

Somebody has bought the web site, but it's not clear exactly for what.

Given the amount of unleased space like this in Village At Sandhill proper, I was surprised to still see new buildings going up, as was discussed briefly in the comments for Family Christian Stores.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll