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"albany mall" Discussed on Don Talk
"Remember. But otherwise I haven't been to what I would consider an actual mall like Albany mall that. Awesome. All since two thousand to two thousand three somewhere in there. It's been awhile. And I have no desire, no inclination, no reason to go to either one, the one about ASTA the one in Albany or even the one in Macon. Unless. I happen to have a client. In one of those malls that's completely different. I'm not going there to shop. I'm going there to work. I'm going there to service a customer to provide my services to a customer. But I'm not going there to shop or be entertained. And I'm a specially not gonna go to one. If it winds up being. A theme park. All right now to take another break. And when I come back, I'm gonna have some final thoughts about this. Talk briefly about an experiment that my wife is doing and. And there we go. This is done to with your host done of an Ed Kisan you can call or text the show to do nine seven, nine, six, four, double o nine or Email. Don talk show at g mail dot com. This is done, talk from the rogue sphere studios in Tipton Georgia. Join our online community by visiting rogue sphere studios dot com. Slash chat, hang out with like minded individuals and join the conversation. If you are a supporter of ours on patriotic you'll even get access to a supporter only chat room. So come on, let's have some fun and join us at Rhodes. Fear studios dot com. Slash you're listening to done. Tell road spear studios in Tipton Jordan. This
"albany mall" Discussed on Don Talk
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Slash chat, hang out with like minded individuals and join the conversation. If you are a supporter of ours on patriotic you'll even get access to a supporter only chat room. So come on, let's have some fun and join us at Rhodes. Fear studios dot com. Slash this is done to oak with your host done of an f. kissing you can call or text the show at two, nine, seven, nine, six, four, double nine or Email. Don talk show at g mail dot com. Back to the program. It is done till four Thursday. It is the fourth of Tober twenty eighteen. It is. The month of Hello. We. I actually I've talked about this before. Halloween is one of those holidays that out alike. But I like it because it somewhat of, I guess. A romanticized version of it for me. Because we, we don't celebrate as far as we, we don't put up decorations and we don't do the can't. The candy thing I've talked about that before Hal. Not long after we moved to this neighborhood in two thousand and six. The first Halloween, we just saw mini vans full of kids just come out park on the side of the road, open the doors and kids would know costumes. Just coming around getting looking for Candian crab lie that so. But yeah, I just kind of like the. I don't know ally Macab in the funny thing is I'm not a scary movie aficionado. I don't watch a lot of scary movies anyway. There's that so malls, we've talked about retail outlets, go in the way of the dodo bird. Well, does that mean. That malls are also going to do the same thing. And again, I'd love to hear from you two nine, seven, nine, six, four zero nine call or or just send a text. I can just read the text, get it right here on the screen left to hear from you. Do you still go to them? Oh, so like a pointed out earlier, I was doing some research on this and I came across two different articles. One was in December of last year and then was in January of this year. Now, the one in December of last year, the headline reads, America's malls are rotting away. And there are. You'd have to do a Google search on it, but there's like, I think it's dad malls dot com. Let's say, did malls dot com? Is that a thing? Yeah, to dead malls dot com. There are. There are people that just absolutely love going around and taking pictures of these old dilapidated, no longer occupied structures. These malls matter of fact, there's a post on dead malls dot com right now. Welcome to retail history. And they've got a YouTube channel. So go over there and check that out. It's kind of kind of interesting, but the CNN business article said, the worst is yet to come for American shopping malls. And they start off by saying that as Macy's and JC Penney and Sears and all these other major department stores closing their doors and that the malls that house the stores, they're having a problem because these are what's known as anchor tenants. They are. Well, known hugely popular retail outlets that drawl foot traffic to the mall. Think about it. A Macy's Ajay at like I pointed out earlier Sears. When you went to the Albany mall to go to Sears, there's a very good chance that you didn't just stay in Sears while you're there. You might as well just peruse the mall. That was a radio shack in there. You could go to the radio shack store. It was a corporate radio shack store because, well, you know, they're not gonna let a franchise it a city that size, but a plethora of other of footlocker. Some probably some other toy. Let's say Spencer's was one that I love to go in because y'all, you had kinda weird crap in there. Just really off the wall stuff. But you went there specifically for Sears. Now I've Sears wasn't there. Would you go to the mall? That's the question. So that's what they're talking about these anchor tenant. When they lay the mall, it opens the door for other stores to break their leases or try to get cheaper rent because they're like the foot traffic. I mean, we're, we pay premium. These stores pay a premium just like in any city. If you wanna be on the outskirts of town in heavy little shop there, it's gonna cost you one amount, but if you wanna be downtown in the thick of it, where you got the highest traffic, the highest foot traffic, it's gonna cost you three, four, maybe five times as much.
"albany mall" Discussed on Don Talk
"Mistake. So that happens a lot. I don't know how much longer we're going to see a Sears. I don't even know if we still have a Sears in the Albany mall. Sears, Albany, Georgia. Let's take a look. All right, January fifth, twenty seventeen. Here we are the Albany herald states Sears in Albany closing. Albany k. mart not on the closure list. Bring that up real quick and just take a look. So it says Sears at Albany mall will close by the end of March. So if that's the case in this was January fifth, twenty. Seventeen. Yeah. It's been gone for a year over year almost two years now year and a half. Definitely. And this sad. That is very sad. But. I've got a point out. Something is sad is this is I mean my heart goes out to to the employee's. Okay, I get that. I have been at the receiving end of budget cuts. I have been at the receiving end of just get the hell out. I don't need you here anymore because you cost too much kind of scenario, and it's no fun. It's it's definitely no fun, and it's definitely no fun. You don't get any type severance package. One of those instances I did the other instance did not. So my heart goes out to those employee's that lose their jobs when when stores like Sears stores and k. mart stores closed down. But I gotta ask you a question. How many of you. And this may be a demographic question, but how many of you. Have actually stepped foot in a Sears store in the last two years. Think about it. How many of you have stepped foot in a Sears store. In the last two years now, I don't mean if if you went there the Sears auto center or whatever you had your your tires rotated or you got new tires or whatever. Okay, I'll give you that. I'll let that be a pass. You get a pass on that. Okay. But how many of you have actually stepped into a Sears store in the last two years to actually buy something. Instead of buying online, because I'm here to tell you if I've got unless it's something that I desperately desperately desperately need. I got to have it today. I am not going to a physical brick and mortar store. Not gonna do it. Not win. I can. Sit there either on my phone using an app. Which I had a friend of mine that. This was four years ago would order stuff on his phone Amazon app. And I thought that was so ridiculous because for me that point that apps just sucked. They absolutely sucked. Fun. Now in twenty eighteen. That I can do a quick look up on something on Amazon. It's what I need got the money or at least got the credit bam. Bob's your own cool. It's bolt a never have to go sit at my PC. So I've noticed that about myself over the last twelve to eighteen months more and more. I will actually use my phone to order stuff like that. But if I have if I don't need something. Right now, I'm not going to step foot in a brick and mortar store. Just not gonna do it. I'm going to buy it on Amazon or here lately we've been doing the online shopping and pick up of groceries at our local WalMart marketplace where I think we've done it for about a month. Now this is, I think, today was our fourth time. And using their app. I find that this is so easy that during the week we used to keep a list and we still do. Because I'm my wife and I are really the only ones using the app. But if I, I recognize that I'm running out of something. I'll quickly look it up on my phone. I had it to the grocery list at finalize that list usually around seven or eight o'clock Wednesday night. We schedule a pickup for ten o'clock Thursday morning, and so far we've been notified about nine forty five every time that our groceries are ready, and we click the check in button that we're on our way we pull up and within five minutes, there's a very, very nice employees. Her name is Queen. She's been the one bringing our groceries out every single time. You cannot ask for a brighter person. A happier per customer service is just pouring out of this woman. And so our experience with this has been nothing but positive. I'm not saying that we won't have a negative. As some point. But so far it's been great. I don't step foot in the marketplace. Which the only reason why I was going to a marketplace to begin with was usually to get cathode. Now I don't even have to do that. I just done there. She brings it out. We do go to Publix because there are a few things that marketplace doesn't carry. And then we got kind of a specialty meat in poultry type store, cardis foods that we have to go in and get like chicken breasts and things like that. But otherwise Donovan does not go into a brick and mortar story. If he doesn't have to in that is what's killing these retail outlets every single thing. And I'm not. I'm not trying to be happier Bollock here, but I know I'm running the risk of being somewhat hyperbolic every single thing that you can buy from Sears. You practically can buy online from Amazon. Did you know that you can buy prefabbed pre fabricated homes through Amazon. Yeah. Look it up and pre fabricated homes, Amazon dot com. There you go prefab homes, Amazon dot com. Now there. The books you're gonna make me eat my words, aren't you? Gonna make me eat my words. Now. Actually seen this. Not just the books. I've actually seen this. Oh, well. That's actually something though that that I'm Assan Sears have in common in their early days. That's actually one of the things I did is they sold. They sold homes. They sold homes. So. Oh yeah. You could actually get a Mods forty foot, tiny home here you go available from the end. Of course. What it looks like is. The trailer that would be on a tractor trailer and they modified it into a home. I've seen some of the insides of these things that they're, it's amazing what they can do point is there's practically nothing that you can get it Sears that you can't get an Amazon. So. It's very telling you have retail Alice, like Sears going the way of the dodo bird. Now going on our list of other retail outlets that could potentially be gone in the next couple years Barnes and noble. Barnes and noble. One of the, I think the largest brick and mortar bookstore left. In the United States have not the planet, but definitely in the United States. And of course lie is that you had borders. Amazon pretty much ate their lunch and they're pretty much. I mean, if it weren't for the fact that Barnes and nobles, I, it's not nobles. It's Barnes and noble, get right on. If it weren't for the fact that they were already so huge to begin with, they probably already be out, but they're they're emerging cash flow right now. They're cute to twenty eighteen numbers their overall sales dropped by seven point, nine percent. They lost thirty point one million dollars which is up from twenty point four million the previous year. This trend. This trend started in twenty thirteen. And why. Why is it? Well, e books. Lot of folks get their content. They're reading material. Via e books. They got an e reader, whether it's a kindle, weather's the kindle app on their phone, whether it some other type of raider. But by and large, Amazon is the largest e book seller on on the planet. So the kind of make sense. But we, you know, we're all. We're all consuming our content a little differently now. I mean, we have, we have all of these options. We've got it flicks. We've got Hulu. We've got CBS Alexis Disney's coming out with their own damn streaming service. You got DC universe coming out with their own streaming service where they're going to have titans in some other content. We've got all of this stuff here for entertainment. Nobody. Again, nobody's in quotes wants to read a book. Now. I've actually as I've gotten older gotten to the point where I do like the physical book, I do own a lot of e books. I own a lot of e books that I've never read. But as I get older, it's almost like a little bit of nostalgia that kicking in, and I want that that tangible feel of that paper. And I don't know. Maybe I'm thinking fifty years from now. There's going to be any such thing as books and all of these things are going to be collector's items. Who who knows. Another one is route twenty one. Some of these have never even heard of route twenty one. They were a, our eighteen retailer privately owned and they filed for bankruptcy and may of twenty seventeen. They're still going. None west. They target women shoes in excess res j. crew. They're closing thirty nine of their five hundred seventy five stores. But they've been. They've been described as curiously blank and directionless. Bon ton stores. I've never heard of them amber Crombie in Fitch that would have heard of they are teen targeted clothier and they've been struggling for years as expensive labels have fallen out of fashion. Well, let's stop and think about it. Who became. That demographic who became that that target market millennials, millennials by and large are minimalists. They don't buy a lot of stuff. In the things that they do by they typically make long hard informed decisions and they go, they do go after quality products. But that doesn't mean that they're going to spend one hundred fifty dollars sweat shirt or some nonsense like that.
"albany mall" Discussed on BizTalkRadio
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