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Old 01-14-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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I never once walked into that store. I was young when it very popular and that was back in the 70s.
Don't confuse the Lacoste brand with the 'Izod Lacoste' brand from back in the day

Lacoste split off sometime in the 90's and went higher end.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Don't confuse the Lacoste brand with the 'Izod Lacoste' brand from back in the day

Lacoste split off sometime in the 90's and went higher end.
I didn't know that. Thanks. Still hate the stuff. And I wear polos! It's the alligator insignia thing. Ick......
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:21 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Don't confuse the Lacoste brand with the 'Izod Lacoste' brand from back in the day

Lacoste split off sometime in the 90's and went higher end.
That is correct.
There is IZOD that is sold in JC Penney now and there is Lacoste, which is higher end.
And by the way they dont sell polos anymore.
They sell high end designer clothing.
Namely LIVE! as I mentioned before. It is a hit among hipster and yuppies alike.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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I don't believe that either, because then 20 other stores along Walnut St should be closing. I have a friend who works at Banana on Walnut and the Cole Haan store and they say business is thru the roof.

While I am sad for Lacoste to close, they are a bit of a tired brand. All the more room for another higher fashion retailer like Theory or Vince to move in.


Where did you hear that Uniqlo is closing those locations?
I agree that he probably said that because he was losing his job.

I got the info about UNIQLO stores closing from the Regional Manager in one of our frequent rendezvous.
In fact if you go to any of these locations, you will see signage that they are closing at the end of the month. (For Cherry Hill and Willow Grove).
Montgomery mall, which opened last fall will follow suit.
KOP will get one more year to prove themselves.
They will focus on opening HQ type of stores, just like the one in Chestnut. One will be in South Jersey.
This is actually their second attempt to lure customers in the malls. They did it a while ago in New Jersey, failed and closed all the stores.

If you think about it, actually it is their faults. They just provide wide selections of SPRZ collections on Chestnut and stores in NYC.
I bet lots of suburbanites thought that their suburban malls collections are too bland.

I wonder how much money they have to squander just to do this.

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Old 01-14-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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None if this really makes sense. Especially as more and more higher-income residents have been moving into the city (as evidenced by the luxury apartment and condo boom), the assertion that incomes can't support a Lacoste, especially having long been on Walnut when Center City was not as well-off as it is now, seems absurd. I agree that it's very likely that it's a brand that's lost its luster and/or it doesn't care to pay rising rents.

Also, it would quite bizarre for Uniqlo to close so many suburban stores after such a dramatic entrance to the market in such a short time. Even if the information you've been told is accurate, of which I'm very skeptical (especially at KOP), this is very likely a decision of Uniqlo at a broader level to abandon its quick suburban mall expansion across the US.
I found it bizzare as well.
But that's what they decided.
It came as a shock to me last December.
I got the information from the regional manager, who is one of my close friend.
I am not sure about other suburban stores in another states aside of Cherry hills.
As I told cpomp, this was not their first attempt to infiltrate the suburban malls. They did it before in New Jersey malls. Failed. Closed all the stores.
They should had carry their SPRZ collections more in the suburban malls. I bet these shoppers from suburbs thought UNIQLO is bland as s*** when they came to their suburban stores.
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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The new WaWa at Broad & Walnut has turned into a homeless camp. What a disgrace and disappointment.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:25 AM
 
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The new WaWa at Broad & Walnut has turned into a homeless camp. What a disgrace and disappointment.
The management needs to "grow a pair". The couple of Starbucks I've gone to in CC recently have put coded locks on the rest rooms doors and I have witnessed managers throwing bums out a couple times.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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The management needs to "grow a pair". The couple of Starbucks I've gone to in CC recently have put coded locks on the rest rooms doors and I have witnessed managers throwing bums out a couple times.
I was going to add Starbucks as well. Surprised to hear that Starbucks was throwing bums out.

The last time I sat in the Starbucks at 12th/Walnut, two (2) black guys, not all that young either, were charging up their phones and coordinating a meeting with someone over the phone. I know this is hard to believe but they were loud and obnoxious; the entire store could hear them. Of course I was right next to them. Fortunately their meeting was rescheduled for the Wendy's at 11th/Walnut and they loudly and obnoxiously left the store oblivious and uncaring about the paying customers.

As I turned away from them, a ''street'' guy was at the same time cleaning out the coffee station of supplies. Not by hand either, he was removing the metal containers from the embedded holders and emptying the entire contents in his bag. No more sugar, sweeteners, stirrers or napkins for the paying customers.

I mentioned all this to the manager; a nice somewhat older white woman. She stated when she says anything to these people she hears the ''racism/racist'' issue. I stated to her ''who cares?'' (since race has nothing to do with this and only is used as an excuse for this crap).

Apparently Starbucks corporate office does. So Starbucks headquarters is to blame for tolerating this b.s. This is the same Starbucks corp office that tried to have that ''let's talk about racial issues'' baloney campaign that flopped. Saxby's has good coffee and, at least so far, is not having a homeless or thug hangout issue. I don't like Starbucks drinks anymore, especially the coffee, so for me it may be a stop for a newspaper only and out the door I go.

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Old 01-18-2016, 02:15 PM
 
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The management needs to "grow a pair". The couple of Starbucks I've gone to in CC recently have put coded locks on the rest rooms doors and I have witnessed managers throwing bums out a couple times.
Some of the workers there need to go. One of the cashiers, young woman with the scarf on her head, was polishing off a bag of chips while customers were in line. You know the head back at 90 degree angle with the bag elevated above her face, emptying crumbs down her throat move. Then back on the register with the greasy fingers and placing customers' purchases in a bag. Nice.

Bye WaWa...not going there anymore. Want to avoid the possibility of harassment, assault or any other b.s. that comes with this environment.

There has to be some kind of city job requirement or some other form of forced hiring going on there. The diversity requirement most likely at work again.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:55 PM
 
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I was going to add Starbucks as well. Surprised to hear that Starbucks was throwing bums out.

The last time I sat in the Starbucks at 12th/Walnut, two (2) black guys, not all that young either, were charging up their phones and coordinating a meeting with someone over the phone. I know this is hard to believe but they were loud and obnoxious; the entire store could hear them. Of course I was right next to them. Fortunately their meeting was rescheduled for the Wendy's at 11th/Walnut and they loudly and obnoxiously left the store oblivious and uncaring about the paying customers.

As I turned away from them, a ''street'' guy was at the same time cleaning out the coffee station of supplies. Not by hand either, he was removing the metal containers from the embedded holders and emptying the entire contents in his bag. No more sugar, sweeteners, stirrers or napkins for the paying customers.

I mentioned all this to the manager; a nice somewhat older white woman. She stated when she says anything to these people she hears the ''racism/racist'' issue. I stated to her ''who cares?'' (since race has nothing to do with this and only is used as an excuse for this crap).

Apparently Starbucks corporate office does. So Starbucks headquarters is to blame for tolerating this b.s. This is the same Starbucks corp office that tried to have that ''let's talk about racial issues'' baloney campaign that flopped. Saxby's has good coffee and, at least so far, is not having a homeless or thug hangout issue. I don't like Starbucks drinks anymore, especially the coffee, so for me it may be a stop for a newspaper only and out the door I go.
Saxby's is owned locally afaik. That might give them a bigger stake in how they are perceived. You would think Wawa would believe the same thing. I've never been in the Starbucks you mention. But I've witnessed the ones at 15th and Latimer and 18th and Spruce toss out bums. La Colombe never has the problem. Neither does Good Karma or one coffee shop I like, near my residence, Mugshots.
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