?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by KCtonic » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:04 pm

mean wrote:Music shop, video, and bookstores are pretty much dead at this point anyway.
True. Unless you're a Prosperos kind of bookstore.

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by aknowledgeableperson » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:09 pm

Office Depot, Staples
Even those stores have a threat to survive - Amazon and online orders in general.

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by earthling » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Most major retailers wont think about downtown until population doubles. Downtown must focus on more market rate housing as #1 priority. Once that happens the rest will come on its own.

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by earthling » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:00 pm

cant delete double post
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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by mean » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:48 pm

KCtonic wrote:
mean wrote:Music shop, video, and bookstores are pretty much dead at this point anyway.
True. Unless you're a Prosperos kind of bookstore.
Right, vintage and used media stores are still pretty viable, but not so much at downtown rents, I'd think.

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by earthling » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:31 pm

BTW I think I saw a record store is opening in Westport, maybe next to Dave's. Was I seeing things.

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by taxi » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:06 pm

KCtonic wrote:
mean wrote:Music shop, video, and bookstores are pretty much dead at this point anyway.
True. Unless you're a Prosperos kind of bookstore.
True. Prospero's is raking it in. I hear they are in talks to sell to Barnes and Noble for an outrageous sum.

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by flyingember » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:36 pm

earthling wrote:BTW I think I saw a record store is opening in Westport, maybe next to Dave's. Was I seeing things.
are you confusing it with the record store that closed?

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by flyingember » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:37 pm

earthling wrote:Most major retailers wont think about downtown until population doubles. Downtown must focus on more market rate housing as #1 priority. Once that happens the rest will come on its own.
I expect a big box store (Target?) to jump in first. there's no way downtown can get the product categories they sell anywhere near as easy.

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by mgsports » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:25 pm

Barnes and Noble has a location at Country Club Plaza.

City Target? Foods Festival? Shopko? Nuts and Bolts? Huddle House is open 24/7 in Westport. Ozarkland? Ron John Surf Shop?

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by smh » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:51 am

RD4L?

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Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

Post by kboish » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:15 pm

mgsports wrote:Barnes and Noble has a location at Country Club Plaza.

City Target? Foods Festival? Shopko? Nuts and Bolts? Huddle House is open 24/7 in Westport. Ozarkland? Ron John Surf Shop?
Ron johns surf shop! A million times yes/what!?

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