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Wilson's Leather and Bass Factory Outlet have signs up saying they are closing and having a store wide clearance. 2 more stores down..

 

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23 minutes ago, SangreRaVen said:

Wilson's Leather and Bass Factory Outlet have signs up saying they are closing and having a store wide clearance. 2 more stores down..

 

-R

That's too bad.  I like Wilson's for bags/satchels.

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A little concerned with all the recent closures at the outlet mall. Once those two stores are gone that will be very noticeable as they are side by side. There are also a number of empty store fronts on the side near Old Navy. 

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I was out there last weekend and one of the sales associates of one of the stores I was in talked about Bass and Wilson Leather closing. You hate to hear about store closings but Forever 21 is opening up there. It’s not my type of store but it will be a driver for the outlet mall like H&M.

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I thought Wilson's Leather went out of business 20 years ago.  Then I keep seeing it at outlet malls.   They always had an abundance of signs liquidators like to use, so maybe that's why I thought they'd been running the world's longest going out of business sale.

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On 3/31/2019 at 9:58 AM, Arkanzin said:

I thought Wilson's Leather went out of business 20 years ago.  Then I keep seeing it at outlet malls.   They always had an abundance of signs liquidators like to use, so maybe that's why I thought they'd been running the world's longest going out of business sale.

I hardly ever see anybody shop in this store at the time I visit the Outlet Mall. I wish mall management would bring  Lego Store, Disney Store, or some sort of non-traditional stores not seen in the metro to the Outlet Mall. This would bring more foot traffic to the mall.

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Just saw an updated site plan of the development which  shows an upscale apartment  in the works of being built next to the Tru by Hilton hotel. Personally, I disagree with this decision due to the fact that no one would like to pay upscale prices in a commercial zone area. We got enough upscale apartments (ex: Bowman Pointe, Fountains Bleau, Park Avenue Lofts) around the city.

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On 7/28/2019 at 12:50 PM, ecity3138 said:

Just saw an updated site plan of the development which  shows an upscale apartment  in the works of being built next to the Tru by Hilton hotel. Personally, I disagree with this decision due to the fact that no one would like to pay upscale prices in a commercial zone area. We got enough upscale apartments (ex: Bowman Pointe, Fountains Bleau, Park Avenue Lofts) around the city.

I wouldn't put money in a residential project in that area, but some folks don't mind living in a parking lot.  The Park Avenue Lofts are an example.  

I think there is a real shortage of quality, upmarket apartments in LR.  You can get a 2 bedroom at any of the complexes you cite for under $1500/mo.  That price is modest, but it gets you a cheaply constructed, cheaply fitted apartment surrounded by asphalt.  A quality project in a walkable location would merit a premium.  Aside from a few efforts downtown, nothing like that exists in the market.  

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On 7/28/2019 at 8:49 PM, Dingoal said:

I think there is a real shortage of quality, upmarket apartments in LR.  You can get a 2 bedroom at any of the complexes you cite for under $1500/mo.  That price is modest, but it gets you a cheaply constructed, cheaply fitted apartment surrounded by asphalt.  A quality project in a walkable location would merit a premium.  Aside from a few efforts downtown, nothing like that exists in the market.  

This seems to be a problem everywhere in the state and it's one of the primary reasons that I won't be moving back anytime soon. While it might not be a priority to everyone my age, if cities want to attract young talent, they are going to need to develop these walkable areas. Until that happens, a lot of people like me are going to continue to live in larger cities where a car-free lifestyle is possible. 

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