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Old 02-27-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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I heard that Wolf Camera was going under too, can anyone confirm that?
The entire chain is applying for bankruptcy protection. Remains to be seen what that means to the individual stores I think.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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Quiznos in Rosedale closed. Signed on door said it was due to the current economic conditions. Also heard the Quiznos in Cornelius closed. The one in Birkdale is still open.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Ritz closing three Charlotte-area Wolf Camera stores - Charlotte Business Journal:?

Wolf Camera will cease operation of its shops in Bank of America Plaza at 101 S. Tryon St. and at the Shoppes at University Place at 8925 J.M. Keynes Drive in Charlotte. In addition, it will close a Concord store at Carolina Mall at 1480 U.S. Highway 29 North.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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As far as I know the only camera shop around is now Biggs (and if you want you can consider worst (best) buy a "camera shop"....anyone know of any others?
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:40 AM
 
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The Wolf Camera store at SouthPark Mall is staying open.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:46 AM
 
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The Wolf Camera store at SouthPark Mall is staying open.
I heard the Arboretum is safe as well.

Hard to imagine Charlotte not having but a handful of camera shops who print on-site.
I miss Charlotte Camera.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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I heard the Arboretum is safe as well.

Hard to imagine Charlotte not having but a handful of camera shops who print on-site.
I miss Charlotte Camera.

This economy has done a fantastic job of speeding up the extinction process for places that no longer serve a purpose due to technology.

You've got printers being sold where all you need to do is put your memory stick inside of it and print out your shots. You can put your pictures online.You can even buy those picture frames that rotate digital shots that you've taken.

It was bound to happen anyway, the process has just been greatly sped up.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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wow! One main reason retailers and food service places are going out of business is the lack of patronage. For instance, Coffee Cup relocated to the UC area - Kaboom they moved again.
Upstream at Southpark is dead so is Francisco's. Car dealers have lot sales people on high alert, try shoppong for a car and see how fast you are greeted. Businesses are not getting shoppers to buy. Walk all of the malls on Saturday and see the lack of bags people are carying - its amazing. Concord Mills (NC #1 Attraction) lost 7-8 tenants in the past several months. Food chains are welcoming every customer at the front door! They are upselling everywhere including McDonalds. Big box retailers - are trimming the fat as fast as possible. Payroll for most companies average 18-22% and those are big numbers when you are lowering your prices to get sales - and profits are shedding to zip. no profits = no business. yes too banks have not been loaning money (extending credit) to businesses too, which has been a by product of the mortgage industry blunder. In my opinion, the stimulus packages are not going to help these businesses you see failing. the trickle down effect is -burnt toast. Stay tuned more job cuts and less spending by consumers.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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Northen Tools Gastonia store closed as of 3/31 . Waffle House Bessemer City rd closed for renovations, they say, never went in but I am sure their restrooms needed it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Northen Tools Gastonia store closed as of 3/31 . Waffle House Bessemer City rd closed for renovations, they say, never went in but I am sure their restrooms needed it.
Rule #1, don't use the restrooms at the WF

[And I am not knocking the WF, I love it.]

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