Thursday, January 07, 2016

Macy's closes in downtown Spokane

When I was a kid we used to come to Spokane to shop at the Bon Marche.  It was like this really classy place to shop and the whole thing back then at least for my Mom and sister was this great big treat.  I could have really cared less as a little boy.  My Dad and I would go to the sporting goods section and I would lust over the wooden water skis and wooden bows for archery.  But that was it for me, as Dad and I could have cared less.  We were just killing time while the girls of our family got their shopping fix.

I have to wonder about Macy's closing now though.  It has been said that women shop and men hunt.  I can't remember who said that.. It might have been me who said it.., That at least used to be true.  If women aren't willing to shop at that location now I don't know what the answer is.  I don't think they can expect men to come to the rescue.. unless..

It's too bad in a way though.  For the employees especially.  It's sort of like now what..?  I think everyone thought it would always be there in one form or another.  Maybe if they opened a gun store there.  It seems like that is what is selling these days..  


Jules said...

I remember when a couple of the big department stores closed (or threatened to close) here. It sort of left me feeling like an important piece of the city was going away. It is too bad that all those people lose their jobs. Hopefully they get payouts of some kind.

I can picture you drooling over those things as a kid, by the way. ;)

don said...

I can't remember seeing Sears the last time I was there. Is it still there? Target buyout of Zellers was shameful though. Nobody won on that deal. I think I heard that they would offer some sort of severance package or re-position for Macy's. There's another Macy's in the valley. Perhaps if there were better parking options downtown. I'm at least at the point that I don't want to pay just to park my car. If there's another option I'll take it.

Jules said...

Sears is still here, but in a different mall (Bower). It used to live in Parkland Mall, a while back. And you're right about the Target thing. Seems more and more big stores like that are going by the wayside.