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  1. My hope is that Sears remains in the Friendly location for years. It has been a staple there for years and IMO fits nicely with the surrounding businesses. I dont see it moving or changing anytime soon. I really dont understand how people feel it is so sub par that it doesnt belong there (anymore)
  2. I'd be really surprised if it did... Another article I found on the topic mentions that the owners of Friendly Center are looking at other projects and potential to put their interests into, like the Heart of the Triad.. http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2...6091200^1442474
  3. Who actually owns the land that Sears sits on there? Is it Sears, Friendly Center or ? I know it is considered a part of Friendly...but that doesnt mean Friendly owns the land or the building. Just curious if anyone knows.
  4. I saw this on the news tonight. I was surprised to see this property up for sale. It sort of reminded me of when the Koury Corporation sold The Four Seasons Town Center. http://www.myfoxwghp.com/myfox/pages/Home/...mp;pageId=1.1.1
  5. I always felt it had a timeless look and feel. I miss woolworths (there and elsewhere) and never felt it didnt fit in. I loved scott seed and the ordinary grocery stores ....but I also love it now. Like I said, I never remember it being dated or having a dark period. We went there all the time for various reasons--and still do.
  6. I do not ever recall this "dark" period you speak of. It may be more popular now(perhaps because more people live in Greensboro than ever before) ...but it never had a period of time where it was not a major player in Greensboro's retail. (except when it did not exist) Remodels have happened, businesses have come and gone...but something always replaced what left and traffic has always been challenging there at best.
  7. I wouldnt say it is "just now catching on". It was how folks shopped in 1957. It never went "out of style". I was born in the 1960's and have been going there my whole life. Indeed! I guess the hope is that folks that live there will walk while they are within the Friendly Center community.
  8. We drove through this new section of FC last week. I was not impressed.
  9. Well you never know, Wal-Mart might want to have some of that residential land rezoned so they can join in all the Friendly Center Chaos.... hmm... ::flees::
  10. I agree. My daughter and I had jokes when KMart merged with Sears that perhaps they would name their stores SMart...
  11. I remember the Winn-Dixie, and Woolworths, and Scott Seed. I keep thinking there was a Roses or PH Rose there (early 70's) when I was very small. I also remember Swensen's in it's original location. I was thinking about them the other day, kind of missing them...not the run down version that was there in their latter years...but when they were clean and the food was ALWAYS good (including those free birthday sundae's) Forum VI-I remember probably one of the last times of going there was when my daughter turned 1. We took her to toys and company to pick out something for her birthday.
  12. Yep, and it was a mixed use facility. I remember when it was built there. My sister worked inside for a bit at a plant store called Plants and Answers I believe. Toys and Company used to be inside there (now currently located within the general part of Friendly Center. There were several other stores, most of which were intended to be "upscale". It was kind of neat going in there, but generally I never remember a lot of folks going inside to shop in the years it operated as that mall/office area that it was.
  13. And the land it is built on at one time(before it was built) was considered "wasteland" of Greensboro....no one thought any good could come of it or anything being built there....Just look at it now.. ...and interesting JC Penney trivia....Has anyone here visited their surplus store south of Washington DC? It has been a while since we've been there-Im assuming it is still there. Made me homesick for Sears Surplus that used to be on Lawndale....
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