Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Independence Center Loses Macy's

Whilst the nation endures an ongoing cultural shift, we want to send a shout out to a KICK-ASS TKC READER for keeping us informed on the continued local death of retail.

To wit . . .

This report was lost in the mix but deserves consideration . . .

CNBC: Macy’s is closing dozens of stores this year. Here’s the full list

Accordingly, an AWESOME TKC READER shares this word . . .

"Independence Center is on the list. Their goal is a June shutdown. This leaves the IC with just One anchor store in Dillard's. Sears is of course is a faded memory (Closed In Oct. '19). Another sad chapter in retail."

And so, there's a myriad of problems confronting this mall that holds horrific corporate debt worth about 50 million bucks.

When we note the mall is "dead on its feet" there are a variety of factors that contribute this judgement as curfews & more police are unlikely to improve the economic decline of this beloved location now, clearly, enduring its last days.

Developing . . .

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not that Amazon is easier. It's just the only option other than Walmart.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and it's easier.

Anonymous said...

Dillard's is still open.

That didn't help Ward Parkway. Sorry.

Anonymous said...


Gee whiz I wonder why Macy's is leaving Independence Center? Could it be black people, who run everything off? The entire mall is going out.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:13 Dillard's is leaving to when the lease is up....Sorry I had to help ya out.

Anonymous said...

^^^ True dat.

Also. OUCH!

Anonymous said...

KC Snow plan = The Sun.

Anonymous said...

during pandemic when it's cold, no where really for people to go.

so malls have this.

so why not charge for it.

no reason to let people in the doors for free. charge five bucks for a two hour license to be in the mall. if you buy something there is five dollars refunded and you can stay another two hours after the last purchase. some kind of system like this is the only thing to save malls

no reason they should let me into their indoor space for free, walk around, climate controlled, tile floors, teenage hoodlums would disappear immediately if they had to pay to be there.

thanks,
radish

Anonymous said...

Charge to go to a mall?

No thanks. Bad idea from someone who has never owned a business.

Anonymous said...

Turn it into a strip club and then charge!

Anonymous said...

^^^

Finally, a great idea.

Charlie Horse said...

Stripper pole to the ceiling.

Anonymous said...

Monkeys buying $300 Air jordans will not keep the Mall floating. Macys or not.

Anonymous said...

why not 9:51? pay to park, pay to do a lot of things. why not pay to enter the mall. if you buy something you get it back. many would gladly do that to avoid the teenage hangouts. and if someone is entering the mall with the intention of spending no money, then asking them to pay to enter the mall isn't ridiculous.

what else could save these enormous capital investments in physical mall spaces?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations mall monkeys! You ruined another one. Move on to Wal-Mart.

Anonymous said...

Meth is a hell of a drug.

I blame the white grannies who didn't spend all their money at Sears.

Do your part!

Anonymous said...

Yeah for LGBT Rights !! Let the Rainbow blanket all sorrows. For a better Tomorrow.

YOU MUST READ WHAT THIS GUY said...


Super informative, KC Star. An entire article about Macy's closing, with zero mention of the recent uptick in youth / gang violence at that mall.

We laugh at you calling yourself a "news" organization. You are disinformation and narrators, and nothing more.

Anonymous said...

Study of dinosaurs is fun but not very useful. chud.

Anonymous said...

I am sure the Black teen riots didn't make it an easier decision.

Anonymous said...

It is losing the anchor stores that dooms a mall. With two gone, the rest is going to roll up quickly.