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« Reply #3600 on: June 15, 2018, 12:15:28 PM »
^ Someone was shot there recently in the middle of the day so it's fair to say there is a security problem. That was after a stampede of kids(who thought they heard gunshots)caused a lock down the day after Christmas. It was also after a fistfight between 2 girls in the food court made the rounds on social media.

As someone who lives near Beachwood Place and still shops there I believe security combined with increased competition is the reason for the mall''s struggles. Why deal with the safety issues when you have multiple alternatives nearby? Also going there after the shooting was like shopping in a prison. They had multiple armed sheriff deputies with bulletproof vests standing at each entrance. Not very inviting!

It could be the safest place on Earth but if it's perceived as unsafe that's all that really matters.   

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« Reply #3601 on: June 29, 2018, 11:09:14 PM »
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« Reply #3602 on: June 29, 2018, 11:36:11 PM »
^ Good news. It's ridiculously hard to send a package if you live downtown without getting into a car.

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« Reply #3603 on: June 30, 2018, 06:14:16 AM »
^ Good news. It's ridiculously hard to send a package if you live downtown without getting into a car.

There are 3 post offices in downtown center?

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« Reply #3604 on: June 30, 2018, 08:00:06 AM »
Post Office? Never heard of it.

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« Reply #3605 on: June 30, 2018, 09:11:34 AM »
^ Good news. It's ridiculously hard to send a package if you live downtown without getting into a car.

FedEx Office at 9th & Chester?

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« Reply #3606 on: June 30, 2018, 11:04:28 AM »
Maybe I've just had bad luck. I wanted to send an Amazon return back via ups and had to go all the way to Uptown (though now the Amazon location on Euclid has made that easier) and all the post offices are closed Saturdays which is when I'd usually do it.

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« Reply #3607 on: July 01, 2018, 03:46:52 PM »
Post Office? Never heard of it.

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« Reply #3608 on: July 25, 2018, 05:05:55 PM »
This probably won't please folks but I just call 'em when I see 'em.

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« Reply #3609 on: August 10, 2018, 03:15:39 AM »
Does anyone know what’s going in the old Williams Sonoma next to Cedar Creek at Laplace??  I am assuming on the other side of Cedar Creek is the sister restaurant that is being talked about but maybe it’s just the opposite ??

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« Reply #3610 on: August 10, 2018, 05:23:23 PM »
Does anyone know what’s going in the old Williams Sonoma next to Cedar Creek at Laplace??  I am assuming on the other side of Cedar Creek is the sister restaurant that is being talked about but maybe it’s just the opposite ??

Diamonds Direct. A fast growing chain which has a store at Polaris. And yes, The Lake House is being built on the other side.

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« Reply #3611 on: August 10, 2018, 08:43:43 PM »
Ok ty

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« Reply #3612 on: August 11, 2018, 11:24:57 PM »
there is some weird stuff going on with mattress firm, they spent too much buying up competition, the rumor they are a money laundering operation, bankruptcy issues and ??? — meanwhile online mattress retailers like most notably caspar are steadily opening stores and cutting in on their business. unlike stodgy mattress firm, caspar especially markets to young people well.

https://www.racked.com/2018/8/10/17672304/casper-mattress-firm-retail-stores

i notice a lot of the millenials that move in and out like to buy caspar (its always caspar) and then just chuck these practically new mattresses in the trash when they move instead of taking it. its so wasteful and sad.

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« Reply #3613 on: August 12, 2018, 02:20:44 AM »
there is some weird stuff going on with mattress firm, they spent too much buying up competition, the rumor they are a money laundering operation, bankruptcy issues and ??? — meanwhile online mattress retailers like most notably caspar are steadily opening stores and cutting in on their business. unlike stodgy mattress firm, caspar especially markets to young people well.

https://www.racked.com/2018/8/10/17672304/casper-mattress-firm-retail-stores

i notice a lot of the millenials that move in and out like to buy caspar (its always caspar) and then just chuck these practically new mattresses in the trash when they move instead of taking it. its so wasteful and sad.

What in the world does this have to do with Cleveland? Mattress Firm is based in Houston.

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« Reply #3614 on: August 12, 2018, 08:38:32 AM »
I've never heard of Casper, but it sounds like Ron Traczinczki at 4930 State Road (right at the 480 ramp) had all this figured out decades ago.

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« Reply #3615 on: August 12, 2018, 10:55:50 AM »
^ i know it seems like they came out of nowhere. apparantly online mattress businesses like caspar are making an especially huge dent in brick and morter businesses. i had no idea there was such an upheaval in that business because it seems like the kind of thing where you want to go to the shop to try them out in person not get one online.

there is some weird stuff going on with mattress firm, they spent too much buying up competition, the rumor they are a money laundering operation, bankruptcy issues and ??? — meanwhile online mattress retailers like most notably caspar are steadily opening stores and cutting in on their business. unlike stodgy mattress firm, caspar especially markets to young people well.

https://www.racked.com/2018/8/10/17672304/casper-mattress-firm-retail-stores

i notice a lot of the millenials that move in and out like to buy caspar (its always caspar) and then just chuck these practically new mattresses in the trash when they move instead of taking it. its so wasteful and sad.

What in the world does this have to do with Cleveland? Mattress Firm is based in Houston.

what in the world is right — there are massive changes going on in the retail industry, apparantly even including mattresses. who knew? there is at least one mattress firm outlet in steelyard and of course others.

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« Reply #3616 on: August 12, 2018, 11:22:41 AM »
^ i know it seems like they came out of nowhere. apparantly online mattress businesses like caspar are making an especially huge dent in brick and morter businesses. i had no idea there was such an upheaval in that business because it seems like the kind of thing where you want to go to the shop to try them out in person not get one online.

You can still try a mattress out in a store and then buy it online elsewhere like this:

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« Reply #3617 on: Yesterday at 01:35:54 PM »
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180814/news/171716/warby-parker-focuses-cleveland-market-new-store-opening-aug-18

Warby Parker is one of the hottest things in retail right now, and I was noticing how Cleveland's will be opening in suburban Pinecrest, yet Columbus and Cincinatti both have their stores in Urban Locations (Short North and Over-the-Rhine).  Cincinatti is also getting a Bonobos in the same location.  Too bad we cant get any retail downtown...

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« Reply #3618 on: Yesterday at 01:48:04 PM »
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180814/news/171716/warby-parker-focuses-cleveland-market-new-store-opening-aug-18

Warby Parker is one of the hottest things in retail right now, and I was noticing how Cleveland's will be opening in suburban Pinecrest, yet Columbus and Cincinatti both have their stores in Urban Locations (Short North and Over-the-Rhine).  Cincinatti is also getting a Bonobos in the same location.  Too bad we cant get any retail downtown...

I think they'd do well in Tremont or Ohio City - ideally right next to or across from Geiger's downtown. Make that strip a destination

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« Reply #3619 on: Yesterday at 01:51:37 PM »
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« Reply #3620 on: Yesterday at 01:58:30 PM »
At least Cleveland is getting a Bonobos at Van Aken... thats better  :D It's a bit ridiculous that we have about 17 "shopping districts" spread out so when a new retailer comes its a wildcard to where it will go

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« Reply #3621 on: Yesterday at 02:28:11 PM »
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180814/news/171716/warby-parker-focuses-cleveland-market-new-store-opening-aug-18

Warby Parker is one of the hottest things in retail right now, and I was noticing how Cleveland's will be opening in suburban Pinecrest, yet Columbus and Cincinatti both have their stores in Urban Locations (Short North and Over-the-Rhine).  Cincinatti is also getting a Bonobos in the same location.  Too bad we cant get any retail downtown...

I know it was an innocent mistake, but it's 1 T and 2 Ns in Cincinnati. If you have trouble remembering, you can think of the public anti-litter campaign "don't trash the 'Nati."

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« Reply #3622 on: Yesterday at 02:40:59 PM »
Whoops! ;D My California roots are showing...

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« Reply #3623 on: Yesterday at 05:14:55 PM »
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180814/news/171716/warby-parker-focuses-cleveland-market-new-store-opening-aug-18

Warby Parker is one of the hottest things in retail right now, and I was noticing how Cleveland's will be opening in suburban Pinecrest, yet Columbus and Cincinatti both have their stores in Urban Locations (Short North and Over-the-Rhine).  Cincinatti is also getting a Bonobos in the same location.  Too bad we cant get any retail downtown...


interestingly i think, warby, bonobos and caspar mattresses all started out as online businesses and are now opening up brick and mortar shops. its a bit of a rebound from all the moving to online retail you see and hear about.

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« Reply #3624 on: Yesterday at 05:47:14 PM »
If I still posted here I'd say: "Van Aken way behind schedule. Shinola rep confirmed directly to me that they have pushed back planned 2018 opening due to delays and are now planning on opening 'in Cleveland' sometime in 2019 from originally announced 2017. A big miss for Van Aken - which has not publicly commented yet on the extended timing... Shinola may have a pop up store for 2018 somewhere in CLE he said. Will Shinola bail for Pinecrest or ? due to Van Aken lack of progress? Will others?"

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« Reply #3625 on: Yesterday at 08:59:17 PM »
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180814/news/171716/warby-parker-focuses-cleveland-market-new-store-opening-aug-18

Warby Parker is one of the hottest things in retail right now, and I was noticing how Cleveland's will be opening in suburban Pinecrest, yet Columbus and Cincinatti both have their stores in Urban Locations (Short North and Over-the-Rhine).  Cincinatti is also getting a Bonobos in the same location.  Too bad we cant get any retail downtown...


interestingly i think, warby, bonobos and caspar mattresses all started out as online businesses and are now opening up brick and mortar shops. its a bit of a rebound from all the moving to online retail you see and hear about.

I've assumed it's true for all of them, but the Warby Parker and Bonobos "stores" I've been to are just showrooms, with no inventory. A good model if your only sell your own line of products, so you don't need to worry about being a showroom for Amazon.