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Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« on: February 25, 2013, 08:20:00 PM »
Another hit for the Landing.

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Body Central, one of the last few original tenants of the Jacksonville Landing, is closing its store there.
Tom Stoltz, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, said the location just doesn’t fit where the women’s clothing chain is going.

full article: http://jacksonville.com/business/small-business/2013-02-25/story/body-central-closing-jacksonville-landing

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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 10:01:17 PM »
wow...I've rarely heard Janice Lowe be this frank in public

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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 10:09:54 PM »
I wonder how the contract for the incentives was worded.  Where does the money for the extra jobs go now? 
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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 11:36:33 AM »
Thats kind of sad. I used to shop there a lot back in my late teens, early twenties. I'm going to hate seeing it go. So many memories...Oh! Well. Another loss for Jacksonville Landing. >:(

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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 12:18:21 PM »
The inside of the Landing is a very depressing place

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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 12:33:44 PM »
The inside of the Landing is a very depressing place

Which is why it needs reconfigured & to stop trying to be a mini mall. That entire part needs hollowed out & opened up to the street. As it is, it has people from the street having to walk through a busted ass "mall of death" to get to the water/entertainment part of the complex (why people actually go there). Thats stupid. Yes, I know you can walk around it through parking lots & whatnot, but no one does, and they shouldn't have to.

No one goes downtown for retail & they'll never be able to compete with all the other shopping centers & malls, so don't try. Retail in general is on the downward slope anyway.

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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 02:29:45 PM »
The inside of the Landing is a very depressing place

it actually seemed more lively over the last year or two....but this will definitely be a hit

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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 02:59:59 PM »
The inside of the Landing is a very depressing place

Which is why it needs reconfigured & to stop trying to be a mini mall. That entire part needs hollowed out & opened up to the street. As it is, it has people from the street having to walk through a busted ass "mall of death" to get to the water/entertainment part of the complex (why people actually go there). Thats stupid. Yes, I know you can walk around it through parking lots & whatnot, but no one does, and they shouldn't have to.

No one goes downtown for retail & they'll never be able to compete with all the other shopping centers & malls, so don't try. Retail in general is on the downward slope anyway.

agree

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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 03:56:11 PM »
Sleiman probably wanted to raise their rents.

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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 03:57:00 PM »
Sleiman probably wanted to raise their rents.

He has to pay those moratorium lobbyists somehow.
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Re: Body Central closing in Jacksonville Landing
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 04:03:48 PM »
very true Stephen.