Thursday, February 28, 2008

Value City to close...

The P-G reported today that Value City at the Shoppes at Northway along McKnight Road in Ross Township will close their doors in the near future.

From the Post Gazette:

The Value City Department Store at Northway Mall on McKnight Road and three Value City stores in the Erie area are being closed as new owners downsize the off-price chain.

A private equity group bought a majority interest from Columbus, Ohio-based Retail Ventures Inc., which also operates Filene's Basement and DSW stores. In an earlier deal, Burlington Coat Factory took over some locations.

A Value City store being closed in Uniontown is under consideration for conversion as part of that deal. Value City stores in Pleasant Hills, Altoona and Johnstown will remain open.

This closure doesn't really surprise me all that much because discount retail stores are becoming a thing of the past. Also, whenever I shop there - the store always seems a little empty. Where o where will I now get a cheap blazer and discounted valour jumpsuits at? ;)

Who knows what retailer may be attracted to this vacancy at the shopping center. Any ideas?

Working to keep you posted...

9 comments:

Steve said...

"Where o where will I now get a cheap blazer and discounted valour jumpsuits at? ;)"
Burlington Coat Factory!

Anonymous said...

ahhh the empty store fronts are just piling up along mcknight road these days aren't they.

Now let's all make sure we stop Walmart at any cost - right?

Anonymous said...

How about a Boscov's for Northway.

Anonymous said...

The past couple of weekends, I have seen people at the intersection of McKnight and Babcock holding up signs for Value City.

Anonymous said...

Kick Dick's out of the mall and add a two story Boscov's. Then maybe Dick's could build at the former Kuhn's Market and, who knows, maybe Northway will finally get more traffic.

Jeff said...

Dollar Bank may be building at the former Kuhn's location.

Anonymous said...

No, a gym is going in where the old Kuhn's was.
http://www.snapfitness.com/

Jeff said...

As far as I know.. that gym has not yet submitted plans to Ross Township Planning Commission. I could be wrong though...

Anonymous said...

Snap fitness is going in the building beside the Kuhns old building. Sign on the window.