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Sharper Images closing
« on: June 02, 2008, 02:57:41 PM »
The economy is beginning to take its toll on retail chains.

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Posted: Monday, June 2nd, 2008 at 1:06 pm
All Sharper Image stores, including the ones at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville and at the Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah, Ga., will be closing.

Merchandise is being sold at a 20- to 40-percent discount, according to the store manager at the Jacksonville location who would only give his name as Ron. He said Monday there was no timetable for shuttering the store. A news release said the sale “would not last very long.”

The company known for its high-tech gadgets filed for bankruptcy in February and was bought at bankruptcy auction on May 29 by Hilco Merchant Resources LLC and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC.

full article: http://news.jacksonville.com/justin/2008/06/02/sharper-images-closing/
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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 03:00:54 PM »
That's to bad.  I'll miss the massage chair.  Wonder if Brookstone is going to follow. 
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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 10:19:29 AM »
Quick!  Go buy all the cool gadgets you can get your hands on at half price!

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 05:44:49 PM »
it's going to be a Spirit Halloween store, then a Christmas junk store, then supposedly an American Apparel.

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 06:00:21 PM »
it's going to be a Spirit Halloween store, then a Christmas junk store, then supposedly an American Apparel.

American Apparel will be a good addition to SJTC.

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 07:08:19 PM »
Anyone know what else is coming to SJTC?  I heard some new stores were still coming in addition to another Pub style eatery (locally owned) - I cannot confirm, however.

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 08:46:29 AM »
Honestly, I cant believe that The Sharper Image stayed open as long as it did.
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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 08:57:25 AM »
it's going to be a Spirit Halloween store, then a Christmas junk store, then supposedly an American Apparel.

American Apparel is a great company. I would love to see one open in Jax.

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 11:50:21 AM »
There are already dozens of stores there - need a good restaurant on that corner.

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 12:59:47 PM »
There are already dozens of stores there - need a good restaurant on that corner.

FOR REAL!!! That would've been an awesome place for a CPK!

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 01:06:05 PM »
Im under the impression that a CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) is, in fact, coming to the Town Center.
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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 01:33:36 PM »
Im under the impression that a CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) is, in fact, coming to the Town Center.

what gives you that impresson?  Last I heard they were going to the Avenues Walk, which in my opinion seems like an unlikely place for them; but none of the renderings (including the recent ones) state that. 

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2008, 01:42:43 PM »
My bad Duke, yes, you are correct.
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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2008, 01:43:22 PM »
Im under the impression that a CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) is, in fact, coming to the Town Center.

I hadn't heard that. But there is a space next to Mimi's that was originally supposed to be Ruby Tuesday.

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Re: Sharper Images closing
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008, 02:17:02 PM »
Ruby Tuesday = HOAT


HOAT = that noise you make when gagging about to throw up.
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