Friday, March 21, 2014

Disconnect the Dots

Noooooo!!!! It looks like the Dots store in The Shops at Park Village is closing. No idea why or when but this is definetly a blow to the already limited retail scene in Ward 8.  Not to mention that with the store's closing will go some much needed Ward 8 jobs. :(

At a time when retailers are flocking ( and I mean flocking) west of the river why can't we seem to attract (and retain) national retailers? Has "gentrification" really exploded in Ward 8 when we can't even keep the doors open on a discount clothing store?

If anyone has the skinny on Dots closing please share in the comments. Fingers crossed this is just a move -- although I doubt it.



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7 comments:

Old Crow said...

Ha...we're on the same wavelength! I hadn't seen this when I posted to FB...I am going to miss DOTS, but I don't feel a need for only national retailers to come in...How about this?:

So the Dots in the shopping center by the Giant is leaving, and I think the SunTrust space is still empty. The old hardware store space was empty for at least a year before the dentist moved in. I'm grateful for the Pizza Boli's and the Subway, but wonder if we could have something like this -- there was a soul food carryout in that shopping center when I first moved in. I'd love to see a carryout/sit-down place with homestyle flavor, and include jobs and training for returning residents. Jacob's is also famous for fresh food every day; they donate their day's leftovers at the end of the night. I know not everyone is excited about things that look like social services, but this could be a win-win as a business and a leg up. Plus it celebrates what makes Ward Eight so Great!
https://www.facebook.com/jacobsoulfoodrestaurant

Old Crow said...

So the Dots in the shopping center by the Giant is leaving, and I think the SunTrust space is still empty. The old hardware store space was empty for at least a year before the dentist moved in. I'm grateful for the Pizza Boli's and the Subway, but wonder if we could have something like this -- there was a soul food carryout in that shopping center when I first moved in. I'd love to see a carryout/sit-down place with homestyle flavor, and include jobs and training for returning residents. Jacob's is also famous for fresh food every day; they donate their day's leftovers at the end of the night. I know not everyone is excited about things that look like social services, but this could be a win-win as a business and a leg up. Plus it celebrates what makes Ward Eight so Great!
https://www.facebook.com/jacobsoulfoodrestaurant

Old Crow said...

So the Dots in the shopping center by the Giant is leaving, and I think the SunTrust space is still empty. The old hardware store space was empty for at least a year before the dentist moved in. I'm grateful for the Pizza Boli's and the Subway, but wonder if we could have something like this -- there was a soul food carryout in that shopping center when I first moved in. I'd love to see a carryout/sit-down place with homestyle flavor, and include jobs and training for returning residents. Jacob's is also famous for fresh food every day; they donate their day's leftovers at the end of the night. I know not everyone is excited about things that look like social services, but this could be a win-win as a business and a leg up. Plus it celebrates what makes Ward Eight so Great!
https://www.facebook.com/jacobsoulfoodrestaurant

ShutEmDown said...

@"Has gentrification really exploded in Ward 8 when we can't even keep the doors open on a discount clothing store?" That is not the gentry's type of store.

Michael Tunstall said...

Time for a CVS. I was one of the first employees in that store sad to see it go.

Neisha Jo said...

I'm not sad to see the store closing. As much as retail is needed in the area, it shouldn't come with a side of poor customer service. I went there once to quickly buy a dress on an unseasonably warm day last October, and quickly decided I'd never return. Six of us waited in line while one register was open. The 3 other employees in the store were too busy making plans for the evening. 2 ladies walked out and several of us put items back as we waited. AWFUL customer service. I only feel bad for the one good employee who will lose a job.

Anonymous said...

When I noticed the Dots at Eastover was also closed, I decided to do some research and found that all 360 Dots stores nationwide are closing and the company is liquidating. It's a great opportunity for another company or entrepreneur to lease the space.

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/03/dots_begins_liquidation_sales.html