Another Loganville Store on List of Retailers Expected to Close Some Stores in 2013

After losing Best Buy last year when the electronics retailer closed some stores, there is another big retail store in Loganville on the list of retailers expected to close some stores this year.

According to a DailyFinance.com report, sales for U.S. retailers are so bad it's not a question of whether they will close stores, but when and how many

With that in mind, the report predicts the eight retailers that will close the most stores in 2013. These are:

  1. Best Buy 
  2. Sears Holding (Kmart and Sears stores) 
  3. J.C. Penney
  4. Office Depot 
  5. Barnes & Noble 
  6. Gamestop 
  7. OfficeMax 
  8. RadioShack

Walton County doesn't have any of the larger retailers on the list, but it does have a Sears Store and Mike Cash has a RadioShack dealership, both stores are located in Monroe.

On the other hand, Loganville - the Gwinnett County side - has already taken a hit with the closing of Best Buy last year. It currently has an OfficeMax in that same center. OfficeMax is one of the retailers on the list, but it is not known, whether the Loganville store is one that could end up on the chopping block. It also has a Gamestop.

There is, however, some good news on the horizon for the Gwinnett County side of Loganville. A TJ Maxx is scheduled to open in the old Best Buy location and a Colonial Buick also is expected to open soon. Also likely to open sometime in the next 12 months are the two package stores - one in Walton

Are you expecting to see any of these in the local area close? Will you be very disappointed to see them go.

Crystal Huskey February 02, 2013 at 04:30 PM
I think all the local farmers markets should band together and open a year round co-op!
Darla Dixon February 02, 2013 at 05:33 PM
With the TJ Maxx opening, I really doubt that Office Max would be one they'd close. That will be a strong anchor store and I think they'll hang on to it to see if there is an uptick in sales. Kmart Corp used to own Office Max by the way. Not sure if they still do. Dinosaur brain management, unwilling to accept change, is why Kmart has suffered.
George Louth February 02, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Crystal, There is a year round produce store/stand in Loganville. 3 Peas in a Pod is on Hwy 78 just before Walgreens. Check it out, good fresh produce year round and local when available.
Tammy Osier February 02, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Gl and Crystal - I asked them (3 Peas) what's the difference between their stuff and the grocery. Either their stuff is locally grown, or its travel time from being picked to the stand is considerably less. When you get grocery store stuff from california, its picked green, travels for two weeks and loses its vitamin content considerably. Then, the cost of the travel is passed onto you. Last year, when blueberries were in season, they were so sweet, you would have thought they had sugar on them! I try to get my vitamins through food as much as possible. A suppliment can provide vitamins, but not the fiber and other things we need that fresh produce does. Also, the chewing process aids in digestion and I think we can all agree, that good digestion is vital to aid in weight loss.
George Louth February 02, 2013 at 08:26 PM
That or for some items, it is picked "ripe" and gassed to halt the ripening process. That stops the conversion to sugars which is what lends to the "bland" taste in many vegetables and fruits. That is why if your old enough to remember, the only stuff you would see in stores in winter were potatoes, cabbage, and apples, bananas, and citrus.(long shelf/shipping life)


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