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    2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    American TV
    Quiznos
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    Staples
    Carlo's O' Kellys
    Radio shack?
    Sears in Dubuque
    K Mart in Mason City

    Any others?

    Everything must go: There's a flood of store closings - Mar. 7, 2014

    Part of the problem for stores is that there is just too much retail space in many markets. There are about 46 square feet of retail space for every man, woman and child in the United States, according to Robin Lewis, CEO of The Robin Report, a retail strategy newsletter. That's five times the space than in any other country,



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    LJS in Ames


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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    LJS in Ames




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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    With these companies in particular, there are just too many companies that do what they do better, cheaper, with more quality or more convenient. The internet has had to hurt places like Radio Shack, Sears and American and there is just no place for crappy chain resturants anymore.



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    Were any of these on our CycloneFanatic boycott list?


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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    Cedar Rapid's last K-Mart closed last fall. Hard to believe the second largest city in Iowa no longer has a K-Mart but K-Mart is doing terrible as a company so it's not surprising.


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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa



    I'm just going to post pictures in this thread if that's okay.




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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    Cedar Rapid's last K-Mart closed last fall. Hard to believe the second largest city in Iowa no longer has a K-Mart but K-Mart is doing terrible as a company so it's not surprising.
    I'm surprised that the one in WDM is still open. That parking lot always seems empty.



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    I wish Ames K-Mart would close so they could put the Menards there instead of trying to put it in a flood plain with Dinosaurs...



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

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    I'm just going to post pictures in this thread if that's okay.
    That's fine. It'll help the Hawk fans follow along.



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    The Sears store in the Coral-Ridge mall just shut down this winter too. Wonder what's going on with them.



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    With these companies in particular, there are just too many companies that do what they do better, cheaper, with more quality or more convenient. The internet has had to hurt places like Radio Shack, Sears and American and there is just no place for crappy chain resturants anymore.
    If you don't change and adapt to the ever-changing customer needs/wants, it's just a matter of time before you'll fail. Foor food, it seems the trendy spots are semi-fast food with good quality ingredients. Places like Chipotle, Smashburger, etc.



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    Wouldn't surprise me to see less fast food joints in the future. The prices are starting to rival the cost at a decent restaurant.



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    I had heard that Red Lobster in West Des Moines was closing. I can't find anything online so I'm starting to think it was just a rumor..



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    Re: 2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by ThurgoodMarshal View Post
    I had heard that Red Lobster in West Des Moines was closing. I can't find anything online so I'm starting to think it was just a rumor..
    Probably old news, but I just found out last weekend that TGIFriday's was closed @ Valley West.




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