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Quote from: irishmoxie on February 12, 2017, 07:42:23 pmEnough with the boring politics talk. Speaking of the downfall of Kmart, this guy made one about Target in Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohXYR69UhxII hope he makes one about Sears when the time comes.
Quote from: steveinthecity on February 15, 2017, 12:21:39 amIf memory serves, for a time we used to go to Kmart on Wednesdays to take advantage of their discount dinner they offered. I was there many a night. My parents shopped the heck out of the place afterwards, so I presume it all worked out, moneywise.
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on February 15, 2017, 05:01:25 amQuote from: steveinthecity on February 15, 2017, 12:21:39 amIf memory serves, for a time we used to go to Kmart on Wednesdays to take advantage of their discount dinner they offered. I was there many a night. My parents shopped the heck out of the place afterwards, so I presume it all worked out, moneywise.Wow, a Kmart that's also a restaurant? I've never seen one. Around here they're just department stores (although I've recently been in a larger one that carries groceries, as well). I know of a couple of Walmarts around here that have Subway franchises inside the store, and one Target that has a mini-restaurant that serves fast food (hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, etc.) but that's about it.
Quote from: Cosmo on February 15, 2017, 08:46:35 pmWell I hadn't thought about those cafeterias in stores for quite a while, but it was the norm in the sixties/early seventies. K-Mart usually had the as did my old employer Murphy Mart in Bethel Park PA. Even Sears had one at the anchor Sears at the mall. Usually pretty cheap and mostly decent food. Sort of good the way food in bowling alleys tend to be good. Often it was in a raised area a couple of feet off the store sales floor so you could gaze out at your next purchases as you grazed on the food.
Quote from: VintageJon on February 13, 2017, 01:53:52 pmThe whole Target launch up here was a complete Fiasco. They lasted about a year. They grossly misunderstood what consumers here would want (we wanted an exact copy of the US stores, pricing included). Instead, we were treated to half empty shelves and inflated prices. The parent company gave no time for the operation to become profitable. Thousands lost jobs and most of the stores just stand empty now. The retail landscape in Canada is very sparse compared to America as it is. Walmart is pretty much the only department store we have now. We used to have Zellers, Woolworth/Woolco, Towers, Eaton's, Robinson's...etc. Retail as we know it has had its day I'm afraid.