2014 Businesses closing stores or shutting down in Iowa

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    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,
     
  2. Angie

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    LJS in Ames
     
  3. CYCLNST8

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  4. cybsball20

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    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.
     
  5. Ciclone

    Ciclone Well-Known Member

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    Were any of these on our CycloneFanatic boycott list?
     
  6. CysRage

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    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.
     
  7. CYCLNST8

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

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    I'm surprised that the one in WDM is still open. That parking lot always seems empty.
     
  9. shadow

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    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...
     
  10. Cyclonepride

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    That's fine. It'll help the Hawk fans follow along.
     
  11. Agclone91

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

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    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.
     
  13. Cyclonepride

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    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.
     
  14. ThurgoodMarshal

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    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..
     
  15. CYCLNST8

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    Probably old news, but I just found out last weekend that TGIFriday's was closed @ Valley West.
     
  16. somecyguy

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    The Sears at Lindale Mall in CR is an absolutely dump. It feels like they aren't even trying any longer. Eddie Lampert who bought Kmart/Sears has just killed them. It's sad because I used to buy a lot from Sears. Tools and occasionally clothes, but it's apparent walking in that the store is not being properly maintained.
     
  17. CycloneErik

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    Sears has been declining for a long time.
     
  18. CycloneRulzzz

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    Op had staples on the his list, does this mean the Ames one is going to close?
     
  19. Daserop

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    Good friend of mine found out from his wife (when they were getting a divorce) that she made love to him only to get the ring and the $$$.
     
  20. Daserop

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    I assume this thread is for major chain stores only?
     

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