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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: TomMadison ()
Date: January 27, 2009 09:20AM

Christine Wrote:
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> trogdor! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> >
> > That shopping center is on the verge of becoming
> a
> > ghost town. All it would take is for B&N or
> Old
> > Navy to go under. The vortex would be
> > unstoppable.
>
>
> The BBQ store there went out of business, too.


I noticed that last week when I went there looking for a part for a grill that I bought there about six years ago. The sales staff was helpful and the grill has been mostly trouble-free with some minor maintenance along the way. Most of the grills at big box stores are crap, but this one was well-built and seemed to be designed with replacement parts in mind instead of scrapping the entire unit when something failed.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: January 27, 2009 12:27PM

Christine Wrote:
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> trogdor! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > That shopping center is on the verge of becoming
> a
> > ghost town. All it would take is for B&N or
> Old
> > Navy to go under. The vortex would be
> > unstoppable.
>
>
> The BBQ store there went out of business, too.


Commercial real estate will be the next nail in the coffin of our economy.

Retailers folding leaves a lot of empty buildings, most of which are leveraged to the hilt. Wait 'til that foreclosure tsunami starts!

But I guess as the Depression deepens they could be converted into dormitories for the homeless. I imagine a Circuit City store could sleep several hundred?

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: jimW ()
Date: January 27, 2009 01:29PM

tubby Wrote:
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> But I guess as the Depression deepens they could
> be converted into dormitories for the homeless. I
> imagine a Circuit City store could sleep several
> hundred?

When your $1.8 million house gets foreclosed, you and your family can move to a nice cozy corner of the Alto Plaza, with a great view!

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Floris Mom ()
Date: January 31, 2009 10:41AM

Tree Top Toys at Fairfax Corner. It was such a great place. Now the only toy places around are Target and Toys R Us. And the Internet.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: January 31, 2009 10:50AM

While things are slow here, Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria are going to be fairly insulated compared to the rest of the country because of the Federal government. PWC and Loudoun, however, are different stories.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: January 31, 2009 10:51AM

Floris Mom Wrote:
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> Tree Top Toys at Fairfax Corner. It was such a
> great place. Now the only toy places around are
> Target and Toys R Us. And the Internet.


Walmart is now the biggest toy store in the country.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: January 31, 2009 10:53AM

Floris Mom Wrote:
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> Tree Top Toys at Fairfax Corner. It was such a
> great place. Now the only toy places around are
> Target and Toys R Us. And the Internet.


The problem with these smaller toy stores is they use a lot of shelf space stocking toys nobody wants. They have this idea that there is a huge market out there for educational toys, etc. Unfortunately kids today want Barbies, Bratz, Hot Wheel and video games. Stocking anything else is pretty much a waste of space.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: January 31, 2009 01:46PM

Last nite I noticed that the Box Office Video in McLean had the windows all covered up and is closed for business. I'm surprised a place like that stayed in business as long as it did. Who goes to the video store anymore? Plus there's a Blockbuster right down the street. I would guess alot of these video store dinosaurs will bite the dust over the next year.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Suburbanite ()
Date: January 31, 2009 02:17PM

The party store in West Springfield closed, and so did the Calico Corners store next to it.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: January 31, 2009 03:22PM

Suburbanite Wrote:
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> The party store in West Springfield closed, and so
> did the Calico Corners store next to it.


The lesson here is not to start a store with the concept of selling crap.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Crap ()
Date: January 31, 2009 03:28PM

WashingToneLocian Wrote:
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> Suburbanite Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The party store in West Springfield closed, and
> so
> > did the Calico Corners store next to it.
>
>
> The lesson here is not to start a store with the
> concept of selling crap.



The lesson here is that most everything stores sell and we buy is crap.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: February 04, 2009 05:27PM

hee hee
Attachments:
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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: FTW!!! ()
Date: February 04, 2009 06:51PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> hee hee

Best Buy FTW!!!!!!!!!!

...shit.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: February 04, 2009 07:35PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> hee hee

Soooo un-FORT-unate!

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: February 23, 2009 05:20PM

Ritz camera has filed chapter 11

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: February 23, 2009 07:11PM

trogdor! Wrote:
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> Ritz camera has filed chapter 11


And they own Boater's World too....

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: February 23, 2009 09:56PM

tubby Wrote:
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> And they own Boater's World too....


"The advent of digital photography, which ended “enormous profits” from photo finishing, “proved too much of a burden, coupled with the losses experienced by the Boater’s World business,” Marc Weinsweig, the closely held company’s chief restructuring officer, said in court papers."

Enormous profits....no more.



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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Hungry ()
Date: March 08, 2009 03:10AM

Austin Grill in Fairfax City. RIP.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Dude ()
Date: March 08, 2009 05:19AM

WineStyles in FairLakes...




It is with great sadness that we are announcing that the WineStyles Fairlakes location is closing. We appreciate your loyalty and support over the years.

Everything must go. Gift cards can be used at the SouthRiding http://www.winestyles.net/southriding or the Montclair http://www.winestyles.net/montclair stores. (Gift cards are able to be used at any of the WineStyles throughout the country.)

20% off everything in the store.

Our hours for the month are Monday-Thursday 5-8pm

Friday and Saturday 11-8:00pm

Sunday 12-5:00pm

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Matt0681 ()
Date: March 08, 2009 12:31PM

What about Chicken Out?? Guess they had been on the chopping block for awhile, but I loved that place! Locations I frequented were Springfield, Oakton, and Fair Lakes and they are all shuttered.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: March 08, 2009 01:24PM

FWIW, the Chicken Out in McLean is still open.


Matt0681 Wrote:
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> What about Chicken Out?? Guess they had been on
> the chopping block for awhile, but I loved that
> place! Locations I frequented were Springfield,
> Oakton, and Fair Lakes and they are all shuttered.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: March 08, 2009 02:06PM

trogdor! Wrote:
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> Ritz camera has filed chapter 11


That doesn't surprise me one bit.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: March 08, 2009 02:07PM

Matt0681 Wrote:
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> What about Chicken Out?? Guess they had been on
> the chopping block for awhile, but I loved that
> place! Locations I frequented were Springfield,
> Oakton, and Fair Lakes and they are all shuttered.


Is the one near Old Town still around?

Yeah, I think that place road the "rotisserie chicken" wave that came with Boston Market and Kenny Rogers' Roasters. It is an okay place, but I always thought the chicken was over-cooked at it was very expensive for what you got.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: dono ()
Date: March 15, 2009 08:35AM

Squire Rockwell's and the gas station on Little River tpk. Boarded up bye bye...

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: TomMadison ()
Date: March 15, 2009 08:57AM

dono Wrote:
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> Squire Rockwell's and the gas station on Little
> River tpk. Boarded up bye bye...


Not Squire Rockwell's! How am I supposed to use my 2-for-1 dinner Entertainment Book coupons when these place keep closing?

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Anonymous Coward ()
Date: March 15, 2009 10:45AM

Hungry Wrote:
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> Austin Grill in Fairfax City. RIP.

The burrito shop? That sucks. Although I was the only person in there every time I went...

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: TomMadison ()
Date: March 15, 2009 01:18PM

Hungry Wrote:
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> Austin Grill in Fairfax City. RIP.


Is that the one in the new downtown marketplace? I walked through the plaza yesterday and was wondering when they were going to open. It could not have been in business very long. Does anyone know if the one on OKM near Whole Foods still open?

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Shadow ()
Date: March 15, 2009 01:28PM

Yeah, it's still there

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: March 15, 2009 01:33PM

dono Wrote:
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> Squire Rockwell's and the gas station on Little
> River tpk. Boarded up bye bye...

Wow. I think that was there when I moved to the area when I was seven. RIP.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: abouttime ()
Date: March 15, 2009 03:02PM

On a more positive note...


One of the useless furniture stores closed in the new wing in Tysons Mall.. don't remember the name, but only 14 more to go before useful stores can start to populate that area. Earlier in the week they were having a "60% off sale". Walked past it yesterday and everything was gone.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Area Man ()
Date: March 15, 2009 04:05PM

When did Elie's Deli in university mall close? Did he sell the place or did it just close up?

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: March 15, 2009 06:38PM

dono Wrote:
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> Squire Rockwell's and the gas station on Little
> River tpk. Boarded up bye bye...


Squire Rockwell's burned down....so it may be back, unless it was caused by a little jewish lightning.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: TomMadison ()
Date: March 15, 2009 08:57PM

Area Man Wrote:
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> When did Elie's Deli in university mall close? Did
> he sell the place or did it just close up?


Not closed...just appears to be renamed.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 21, 2009 10:37PM

Crabtree and Evelyn and Eddie Bauer filed Chapter 11

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: July 22, 2009 12:03AM

trogdor! Wrote:
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> Crabtree and Evelyn and Eddie Bauer filed Chapter
> 11


Town Center is losing a lot with Eddie Bauer going. They already lost Sam Goody's Music back in the day, which attracted the "Not so rich". EB is one of the few stores left at RTC which doesn't cater to the Nouveau Riche yuppie masses.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: July 22, 2009 01:07PM

Victoria's Secret? Theyve been around and cater to the non-yuppie masses..

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RE:Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: July 22, 2009 10:59PM

erge



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/16/2015 07:25AM by WingNut.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: August 06, 2009 04:59PM

Bailey Banks & Biddle's parent company filed bankruptcy



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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: August 06, 2009 05:02PM

46166571-superbowl-rings-1987-washington



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2015 01:51PM by WingNut.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: KristaD ()
Date: August 06, 2009 05:04PM

Is that the store that used to have a cable access commercial/show? It was entertaining if you were bored. The dude would bring in friends and just BS with them.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2009 05:05PM by KristaD.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: August 06, 2009 05:14PM

46166571-superbowl-rings-1987-washington



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2015 01:51PM by WingNut.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: KristaD ()
Date: August 06, 2009 05:24PM

That's why I've been seeing the same "going out of business" signs in Tysons for the past 3 years.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: August 06, 2009 07:43PM

Sam's Warehouse in Fairfax Circle has been "going out of business" for almost three years. I think an Applebee's used to be there on his pad site.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: August 06, 2009 08:23PM

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Dude ()
Date: March 07, 2010 08:33AM

Austin Grill near the intersection of 28 & 29 has apparently gone down. From my few dining experiences there it deserved to, unfortunately. I used to like Austin Grill but at some point they changed the menu and all the food seems to be pre-prepared and unexceptional. A sign has gone up announcing the grand opening of the sports bar taking it's place--Velocity 5 or something like that. Doesn't look like my kind of place.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: March 07, 2010 09:23AM

Dude Wrote:
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> Austin Grill near the intersection of 28 & 29 has
> apparently gone down. From my few dining
> experiences there it deserved to, unfortunately.
> I used to like Austin Grill but at some point they
> changed the menu and all the food seems to be
> pre-prepared and unexceptional. A sign has gone
> up announcing the grand opening of the sports bar
> taking it's place--Velocity 5 or something like
> that. Doesn't look like my kind of place.


I used to go to Austin Grill for business meetings, but would never have chosen to eat there on my own. I always thought it was a step below Don Pablo's.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: March 07, 2010 09:24AM

Oh, and to update the list, MyerEmco is toast.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: heard it here first ()
Date: March 07, 2010 09:38AM

blcokbuster will be on this list soon
they are hurting

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: yeehaw ()
Date: March 07, 2010 09:38AM

heard it here first Wrote:
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> blcokbuster will be on this list soon
> they are hurting


no idea how i did a typo on that but I like it more this way

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: wtfno ()
Date: March 07, 2010 11:50AM

There is actually some good things coming from the retail death watch. A lot of places at the intersection of 29/50 tanked and have been leveled. They are now throwing a ton of stuff in there now. Recently, across the street (I think it was the old Dunkin Donuts?) was leveled. Not sure what is going there now.

So far it's a new Verizon store, Zips (which sucks, by the way... don't take your stuff there), and an AutoZone. Not top notch, but better than another bank.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Lang Lee ()
Date: March 07, 2010 06:10PM

I think we can add McLean Tavern to the list.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 20, 2011 07:01PM


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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Les ()
Date: July 20, 2011 07:09PM

Vintage childrens clothing store closed up in Lake Anne

Lingerie store opening

http://www.mariaspassionparadise.com/About-Us.html

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Do they sell yoga pants? ()
Date: July 20, 2011 07:18PM

Us SAHM love to drive men wild in Starbucks with our tight yoga pants.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Recent Updates ()
Date: July 20, 2011 07:27PM

FurfaxTownie Wrote:
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> Sam's Warehouse in Fairfax Circle has been "going
> out of business" for almost three years. I think
> an Applebee's used to be there on his pad site.

Sam's finally closed down about 8 months ago. The old building (the Ground Round restaurant chain) was the first to occupy that building. It has since been demolished and retail / strip shopping in being built right now - or, at least the walls are going up.


Matt0681 Wrote:
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> What about Chicken Out?? Guess they had been on
> the chopping block for awhile, but I loved that
> place! Locations I frequented were Springfield,
> Oakton, and Fair Lakes and they are all shuttered.

Ironically, this post had been made over 2 years ago. However, Chicken Out just filed for bankruptcy protection 2 days ago. Good call, though - good vision on a failure in the making.


WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Oh, and to update the list, MyerEmco is toast.

Actually, Mr. Myer has rejuvenated part of his company. He now owns and operates a small home theater installation company. I believe they're located just off of Airpark Rd. in Germantown, MD.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: wnrsm ()
Date: July 20, 2011 11:03PM

Maybe we should have a retail dead pool. Pick five stores and see how many you got right six months from now.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Hatemotor ()
Date: July 20, 2011 11:23PM

There aren't enough left to have vastly different lists,,,

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Les ()
Date: July 20, 2011 11:38PM

Probably that car dealer on 29 with the buyitorsellit.com or something sign out front. Whoever thought that one up.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Realist ()
Date: July 21, 2011 02:04PM

Bate Wrote:
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> Crate and Barrel or Pottery Barn
> Michael's or Moore's (one will bite it)
> K-MArt
> Baja Fresh
> Caribou Coffee
> Rite Aid
> Toy's R Us
> Babies R Us
> Build a Bear
> Jared's (what a celebration that will be to not
> have to listen to their lousy commercials
> anymore)
> Brookstone
> The Body Shop
> Mattress Discounters
> Cold Stone
> Cartoon Cuts
> The Gap
> Fossil
> Harry and David
> Lord and Taylor
> Talbots
> The Picture People


Good job Nostradamus...1 out of that waste of a list you made is gone.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: July 21, 2011 02:16PM

Harry & Davids will be around forever. Where else can you find a gift that doesnt give anything?

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: windy ()
Date: July 21, 2011 03:30PM

.. so Washing Tone - is your Mr. Coffee still working?

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 21, 2011 10:44PM

Long term, I think Best Buy and Barnes and Noble are in trouble. Amazon is going to kill them both.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: CMR_53 ()
Date: July 22, 2011 12:56AM

Borders in Fairfax (the one across the street from Guitar Center) is closing. It's sad, I liked that store. In fact, I think the entire chain is biting the dust. :(

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: hey rube ()
Date: January 08, 2012 12:06AM

Westons!

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: roofie ()
Date: January 08, 2012 09:07AM

Bate Wrote:
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> Crate and Barrel or Pottery Barn
> Michael's or Moore's (one will bite it)
> K-MArt
> Baja Fresh
> Caribou Coffee
> Rite Aid
> Toy's R Us
> Babies R Us
> Build a Bear
> Jared's (what a celebration that will be to not
> have to listen to their lousy commercials
> anymore)
> Brookstone
> The Body Shop
> Mattress Discounters
> Cold Stone
> Cartoon Cuts
> The Gap
> Fossil
> Harry and David
> Lord and Taylor
> Talbots
> The Picture People

You are a stupid ass retarded fagot boner licking moron ass fingering ball biting blue bearded penis sprinkler asshole shit sniffing asshole mother fucker!!!! None of those places went out of business

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Jermantown Journey ()
Date: January 08, 2012 09:47AM

Kmart is so fucked, with Walmart right across the street. This Kmart, along with well all of them being even more ghetto than Walmart, is history

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: More ()
Date: January 10, 2012 07:17AM

More closures:

Builders Square
Dart Drug
Hechts
Best Products

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: wally pip jr. ()
Date: January 10, 2012 08:21AM

The shopping center in Chantilly that formerly housed the Shoppers Food Warehouse seems to be dying quickly. I see Jerry's Sub has moved too smaller location in same shopping center. Problem is that storefront is cursed. Everything that has located in that storefront has died a quick death. Hell I remember when the old Book N Card store in Merrifield relocated out there. The furniture store in that shopping center is closing and a number of other empty storefronts.

Wonder what could be done with that site? Rezone and put in high rise? What I don't understand about that area of chantilly is the huge increase in population and what seems too me a lot less retail stores. Where do folks go to buy food in that area if you don't frequent the international grocery? The Bloom way down the street? Did notice the WalMart has a hiring center opened up.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Gallowed ()
Date: January 10, 2012 09:54AM

How about the seedy magazine store at Yorktown Plaza off Gallows Road. Where's a man supposed to get porn mags these days

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Kingstowne ()
Date: January 10, 2012 10:22AM

More Wrote:
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> More closures:
>
> Builders Square
> Dart Drug
> Hechts
> Best Products



Builders Square - got bought out late 1990's
Dart Drug - closed in 1990
Hechts - bought out by Macy's 2006
Best Products - went out of business in the 1990s

most of these closed more than a decade ago and have zilch to do with the 2008 recession

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Spunky Spamson ()
Date: January 10, 2012 10:27AM

Gallowed Wrote:
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> How about the seedy magazine store at Yorktown
> Plaza off Gallows Road. Where's a man supposed to
> get porn mags these days

There used to be seedy magazine stores in Sully Plaza in Chantilly (next to the now-closed SFW) and on King St in Old Town Alexandria too. They're all gone. Gone! Hard-copy porn is rarer than a porn star with an unshaved twat these days.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: nikki dial ()
Date: January 10, 2012 10:38AM

Yeah they were all offshoots of Book N Card in Merrifield Yorktowne Shopping Center

i liked shooting the bull with the dudes who worked there


remember tiny

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: art vandalay ()
Date: January 10, 2012 11:58AM

Shopper's Food in Del Ray.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Like the Dinosaur.... ()
Date: January 10, 2012 12:33PM

Spunky Spamson Wrote:
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> Gallowed Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How about the seedy magazine store at Yorktown
> > Plaza off Gallows Road. Where's a man supposed
> to
> > get porn mags these days
>
> There used to be seedy magazine stores in Sully
> Plaza in Chantilly (next to the now-closed SFW)
> and on King St in Old Town Alexandria too. They're
> all gone. Gone! Hard-copy porn is rarer than a
> porn star with an unshaved twat these days.

I remember the one in Chantilly, the sign just said "Newsstand". To their credit they did have the best selection of porn mags in the area. Which actually mattered back in the 90's.

It doesn't surprise me they're gone now, all they sold were magazines. Who the hell reads magazines anymore?

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: January 10, 2012 12:41PM

That Washington Sports Club at 50/29/236 will probably die a slow death with the XSport gym that just opened up down the road.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: the Taxpayer ()
Date: January 10, 2012 12:49PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> That Washington Sports Club at 50/29/236 will
> probably die a slow death with the XSport gym
> that just opened up down the road.

xSport is going to hurt a few gyms in the area. New facility, spacious, clean, and affordable.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Spunky Spamson ()
Date: January 10, 2012 02:03PM

Like the Dinosaur.... Wrote:
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> Spunky Spamson Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Gallowed Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > How about the seedy magazine store at
> Yorktown
> > > Plaza off Gallows Road. Where's a man
> supposed
> > to
> > > get porn mags these days
> >
> > There used to be seedy magazine stores in Sully
> > Plaza in Chantilly (next to the now-closed SFW)
> > and on King St in Old Town Alexandria too.
> They're
> > all gone. Gone! Hard-copy porn is rarer than a
> > porn star with an unshaved twat these days.
>
> I remember the one in Chantilly, the sign just
> said "Newsstand". To their credit they did have
> the best selection of porn mags in the area.
> Which actually mattered back in the 90's.
>
> It doesn't surprise me they're gone now, all they
> sold were magazines. Who the hell reads magazines
> anymore?

The Chantilly store had an outstanding selection of Asian porn. Talk about easy money -- selling pics of nubile asian girls to americans.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: hitter of meat ()
Date: January 10, 2012 03:02PM

Can u still get porn from the 6 12 convenience store on 29 where O tooled used to be

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: randy randy ()
Date: January 10, 2012 04:02PM

youse guys hang at the porno store in merrifield above the rarely open chinese carry out?

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Weather_dud ()
Date: January 11, 2012 07:16PM

Forbes just had an article that best buy is "circling the drain."

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: hellp ()
Date: January 11, 2012 09:46PM

Hallmark
steinmart
spencers
yankee candle stores

no point in nay of those stores

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Nighthawk ()
Date: January 12, 2012 12:29PM

hitter of meat Wrote:
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> Can u still get porn from the 6 12 convenience
> store on 29 where O tooled used to be

It went out of business months ago.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Rickdotfeltdotcom ()
Date: January 12, 2012 01:12PM

The Fairfax City Bloom will be closing due to underperformance, and the remaining stores will be converted back to food lion

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: January 12, 2012 01:22PM

http://lakeridge.patch.com/articles/lake-ridge-bloom-to-be-converted-to-food-lion

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: January 12, 2012 01:25PM

Adding:

http://annandale.patch.com/articles/annandale-bloom-to-close-by-next-month

They're doing it to work on brand strategy? I would say - solidifying their position as a shitty grocery store.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Bottom Dollar Sucks ()
Date: January 12, 2012 02:28PM

They should keep Bloom and close all of the Bottom-Dollar stores. Those are probably the shitiest grocery stores in the area.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Date: January 12, 2012 02:33PM

That is a lot of stores to shut. I was wondering if they were going to close the one near Duck, NC. Seems not. That is the only real grocery store on that portion of the outer banks.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: January 12, 2012 03:00PM

Nighthawk Wrote:
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> http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-busine
> ss/post/food-lions-owner-closing-126-stores-retiri
> ng-bloom-banner/2012/01/12/gIQAEWnutP_blog.html?wp
> isrc=al_bizlocal_b






That sucks! Bloom is actually a decent store to shop in.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: BrandonGMU ()
Date: January 12, 2012 03:39PM

Sucks to lose the Annandale Bloom as they always had a good selection of beer which was always cheaper than Giant and especially Safeway.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: nuttyturnip ()
Date: January 12, 2012 04:00PM

The Bloom in Fairfax City has always kind of sucked compared to the Giant up the street, and now that there's a Walmart with a grocery section right next to it, it's no wonder it's closing.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: goodforem ()
Date: January 12, 2012 05:16PM

the Taxpayer Wrote:
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> Hay Zeus Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > That Washington Sports Club at 50/29/236 will
> > probably die a slow death with the XSport gym
> > that just opened up down the road.
>
> xSport is going to hurt a few gyms in the area.
> New facility, spacious, clean, and affordable.

Zero sympathy here. That WSC at 50/29/236 was a huge ripoff for quite some time. Not too long ago, they wanted close to 60 bucks a month for their facilities. I checked just now and it looks like they are asking 49 a month. Guess they finally had to wait for a gym to open down the street to get the clue (or just a 2012 sale). 60 bucks a month.. for what? Not 24 hours, no pool, limited classes, and limited floor space.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: September 23, 2013 07:10AM

Copper Canyon in Centreville closed this week.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: Mason beer ()
Date: September 23, 2013 12:43PM

Area Man Wrote:
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> When did Elie's Deli in university mall close? Did
> he sell the place or did it just close up?


What a great place that was, they used to deliver beer to Mason campus. Two cases of Keystone Beer and a BLT was the standard order, their cheapest beer, their cheapest sandwich, and their maximum beer order. The only problem was finding someone willing to pay $2.25 for the sandwich. The delivery guys knew they could forget a tip for lugging that haul up from whatever parking spot they could find.

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Re: Fairfax County Retail Death Watch
Posted by: froyo ()
Date: September 23, 2013 12:47PM

How long before the yogurt places all disappear?

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