Maybe someone could open up a restaurant there (plenty of parking) or better yet, a boot boutique with our Victoria Boots?!
Well, let's see, a portable spa shop set up where Gap used to be. So maybe in Old Navy's place there can be a lawn mower resale store. Just close the mall already, it is a joke.
I'm with Rebecca on the lotion people. LOL. I just wave them off and they leave me alone. However, I was attacked in a mall in Palm Desert, California by a clerk for a mineral makeup store. I hated the look of Bare Minerals so would never try another similiar product. This clerk introduced me to a much better line of mineral makeup that I really love & order from them online. So you never know!!
Hope a new store similiar to Old Navy does move in where Old Navy was. They will truly be missed by my family!!!
I LOVE the lotion people. They help me hone my IGNORE skills.
The Macon Mall’s new owners mean business about returning to its retail roots.
Hull Storey Gibson Cos. announced after it bought the 1.4 million-square foot mall Sept. 17 that it plans to demolish its east wing. Last week, the company sent letters to some east wing tenants, giving them until Friday to “vacate the premises.”
Read more: http://www.macon.com/2010/09/21/12724...
Hull Gibson Storey president John Gibson admitted Monday that the first letter “could have been more artfully drawn.”
The east wing opened in 1997 as a $50 million, 423,000-square-foot expansion that brought in 40 new stores, including Dillard’s and Parisian department stores. Parisian closed in 2007. Dillard’s followed in 2008.
“Once you demolish that east wing, you take all those tenants, that gives us about 80 percent occupancy,” he said. “In the current environment, it’s not great, but it’s good. That’s why we think the idea of demolition and consolidation is well conceived.”
So true I have never heard of an Old Navy closing before... Unbelievable, maybe they can open in a different location in Victoria.
John Gibson & the mall owners would do better to listen to their consumers & keep in mind that tenants stay longer with better incentives like stabilized rent. Why stay if all ur profits go out the door to mall mgmt? I seem to recall that J.R's Western Wear built a new store because they couldn't expand & were better off building than paying mall rent. Makes ya think don't it? Of course we can comment all we want in this space but we all know that Victoria Mall will not heed our remarks, after all we only live, work & shop here.
John Gibson speaks like a spoiled, petulant child. He is right, everyone else is wrong....his choice of words makes him come off as mean, arrogant, bull headed......I'm sorry Mr. Gibson, I have never seen an Old Navy close......so if it's not closing due to bad sales, it has to be due to high rent.
Might be a better idea just to charge a flat rate for rent and let the businessmake as much as they can. The more they make means that more peopel are shopping in a store. That would be good for all of the tenants.Patrick T. Barnes