Thursday, June 4, 2015

Strawberry on Austin Closing

 Yes, that mammoth, two-level store on Austin St. will be vacated soon... Prime retail location opening up! (And this might be the first and last time I write anything about Strawberry, whatever it is, was..etc...)


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  1. This is another "no-food" property. It's anyone's guess what it will become. Not too many options.

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  2. What could replace this?

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  3. The only possible clothing store would be H&M or that Japanese one. Otherwise could only become medical office...

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  4. wow I remember going into this Strawberry store with my mom as a young kid. Not much as changed in the layout since then either lol.

    It was nice to have a store like this for last minute basic top or leggings etc.

    I REALLY hope it doesn't become another urgent care center. or a mega salon or a bank.

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  5. It'll be a bank on the bottom, and random spa/ eyebrows spot on the top. So sad, but more than likely true :(

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  6. Hey Drake, sorry for asking this here, but do you have any idea when this year's Austin Street Fair (or whatever it's called) will be held? I know it usually takes place on a Sunday somewhere in the first half of June, but I haven't seen any posters or heard anything, and you always seem to know the answers to this type of thing. :)

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  7. The street fair will be held June 14th. Just read about it earlier today. Some new features this year:

    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150603/forest-hills/forest-hills-street-festival-feature-beer-wine-hookah-gardens

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    1. Thanks for the info!

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  8. I remember shopping there years ago. Sad but not worst than the closing the Barnes & Nobles store.

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  9. I was in there today and I just thought everyone should know that their closing sale is extremely misleading: instead of the 70% off that's advertised out front, it's more like 10 to 20%.

    Also, the sales girls were incredibly rude and unhelpful.

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    1. And what's left is real garbage.

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  10. Never figured out how any of the clothing stores up there ever make a profit. Rarely see anybody in them. Even The Gap is never busy.

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  11. I don't go to the Gap all that often, but when I do (and randomly, not because of advertised sales), I always have to wait in a pretty long line. So I think they're doing fairly well.

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    1. Long lines mean inadequate staffing, not necessarily that a store is doing well.

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  12. Gap has been downsizing for years. The huge 2-floor store on Austin St cannot possibly be profitable. Their mall spaces a probably half the size.

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