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Topeka,ks Sears on the list

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Post by empires228 » Thu May 31, 2018 6:11 pm

This belongs in out of town talk, not KS Suburbs...

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Post by mgsports » Thu May 31, 2018 8:11 pm

But Topeka is just an hour away.

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Post by chrizow » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:16 pm

a sears in topeka is probably the most depressing place in america.

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Post by mistervinix » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:46 pm

chrizow wrote:a sears in topeka is probably the most depressing place in america.
ALL Sears stores are depressing. Hence, them going away. You would think they could have been competitive in Overland Park. There were rumors ten years ago about them building a store (and relocating?) in Corbin Park as I recall. But for whatever reason they didn't really try very hard in OP; that store looked like it had last been updated in 20 years ago.

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Yes they had one in Corbin Park and part of it Lease Pending.

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Post by empires228 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:26 pm

chrizow wrote:a sears in topeka is probably the most depressing place in america.
It's funny that you say that considering that the Topeka Sears is in much better physical condition than Metcalf South and Antioch Were and is definitely a better looking store than the sloppy mess they're operating over at Independence Center...

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Post by empires228 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:29 pm

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chrizow wrote:a sears in topeka is probably the most depressing place in america.
It's funny that you say that considering that the Topeka Sears is in much better physical condition than Metcalf South and Antioch Were and is definitely a better looking store than the sloppy mess they're operating over at Independence Center...
mgsports wrote:Yes they had one in Corbin Park and part of it Lease Pending.
How many times am I going to have to tell you that Sears does not own or operate the Sears Hometown/Outlet stores? They spun the division into a separate company that licenses the Sears name and ability to sell Kenmore products years ago. These stores have their own ads and prices and do not honor any promotions ran by the separate full line department store company because they're not the same company anymore.
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chrizow wrote:a sears in topeka is probably the most depressing place in america.
ALL Sears stores are depressing. Hence, them going away. You would think they could have been competitive in Overland Park. There were rumors ten years ago about them building a store (and relocating?) in Corbin Park as I recall. But for whatever reason they didn't really try very hard in OP; that store looked like it had last been updated in 20 years ago.
I never heard that. Sears was always listed as an anchor tenant of the failed faux downtown that MD wanted to build on the mall site before the recession.

The Metcalf South Sears was updated in the early 2000's, received new carpet and a few areas were repainted in the early 2010's, and the Lands' End department was redone just a few years ago. Antioch was only slightly updated in the late 90's when it expanded and IC was updated once around that same time. They did some very minor work when part of the store became Dick's, but the work was sloppy.

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Post by mgsports » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:31 am

The one in Corbin Park was called Sears Home Appliance Showroom and selled more then Kenmore never Hometown and Outlet was located in Lenexa,In Parts place still located in KCMO.

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Post by empires228 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:59 am

mgsports wrote:The one in Corbin Park was called Sears Home Appliance Showroom and selled more then Kenmore never Hometown and Outlet was located in Lenexa,In Parts place still located in KCMO.
Which is a subsidy of Sears Hometown which isn't run by Sears and hasn't been owned by them since 2012... The only small format store Sears owns and runs is in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:22 am

empires228 wrote:
mgsports wrote:The one in Corbin Park was called Sears Home Appliance Showroom and selled more then Kenmore never Hometown and Outlet was located in Lenexa,In Parts place still located in KCMO.
Which is a subsidy of Sears Hometown which isn't run by Sears and hasn't been owned by them since 2012... The only small format store Sears owns and runs is in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Why would they keep the name? Trying to lure the 50 and over crowd? You would think they would change the name if they wanted actual business

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Re: Topeka,ks Sears on the list

Post by longviewmo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:50 pm

So all of the ones barely getting by in small towns don't have to update their signs from the 90s.

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Post by empires228 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:11 am

longviewmo wrote:So all of the ones barely getting by in small towns don't have to update their signs from the 90s.
They're hoping to capitalize on the heavily tarnished Sears name. Sears was actually helping Hometown franchisees set up stores in markets that they were vacating for some time, and some dying malls even received a new Hometown store after the big one closed. Most of these Hometown stores have since closed.

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