Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Staples Moving To Bayshore Mall

The Times- Standard reports Staples is moving to the Bayshore Mall after being at Eureka Mall for who knows how long. I'm betting they don't last long there and can't understand why they'd want to move. Not too big a deal to me personally as I rarely shop there. This almost guarantees I won't be going there even that much.


At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Battle of The Malls. Who will be the Last Mall Standing? Jeez, this is so stupid. Costs a lot of $$$ to move. Only thing I can figure is that WalMart, Inc. might have secured a controlling interest in Staples, Inc.
Bayshore Mall does have quite a boneyard of deceased businesses. And the Marina project would have been a resounding success, huh?

I was just in Winco yesterday and the thing I can't figure out is how that Michael's hobby/craft store stays in business. Are there that many crafter, scrapbook type peeps out there? Eureka is just cool artsy I guess.

At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss the old Eureka Mall when there was Fireplace Bookshop, Roos Atkins, Winchell's Donuts, Payless, Kress, and Sears.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Yep. I believe that inner area with the entrance next to Winchell's was called an atrium. Much nicer place back then.

At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With any luck, maybe we can get Hometown Buffet to open in the former Staple's location. When HB closed, I lost my one reason to visit the mall.

At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael's stays in business because most of the merchandise it sells cannot be found in any other store in the county. And yes, that store is huge with crafters and families with kids.

At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winchell's was located at the west end of the mall. There was an ice cream store and a Hallmark shop next to the Atrium.

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"Winchell's was located at the west end of the mall."

Yep, and I remember seeing the "regulars" at Winchell's time and again as I'd walk into the atrium. A lot of the same people seemed to spend some time sitting there talking.

On the other side of Winchell's, where CVS is now, was Payless Drugs. Payless had its own entrance/exit to the atrium. On the east end, Sears (now at Bayshore Mall) had its own entrance/ exit to the atrium as well.

There was a stairwell behind Payless that went down to Payless Appliances, a barber shop and I forget what else. Public restrooms somewhere down there, too.

Much more pleasant place than the Eureka Mall of today.

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

I miss that atrium.

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Lee Marbut said...

Walmart DOES NOT have any monetary interest in Staples.

Soon, with the details already worked out with CalTrans for Walmart to foot the bill for the overpasses at Indianola Cutoff, ground will be broken on the new Walmart Supercenter; Walmart purchased 35+ acres, including the old drive-in and the Cash/Carry properties, for their new store location.

Once Walmart leaves the Bayshore Mall, it most likely will close; the operators of the mall have applied for possible rezoning as residential, for the purpose of building waterfront condos.


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