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« on: April 30, 2017, 10:14:03 am »

I hear that the Russell Stovers at Utica Square is not getting its lease renewed.  

Supposedly their last day is May 11 and everything is currently discounted.

A store closing sign with 75% off was attached to the store this morning.  (Or so I hear.)
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 10:40:35 am »

I hear that the Russell Stovers Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG at Utica Square is not getting its lease renewed.  

Supposedly their last day is May 11 and everything is currently discounted.

A store closing sign with 75% off was attached to the store this morning.  (Or so I hear.)

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So is this Utica Square deciding not to renew the lease or the store not renewing? Apparently they may be re-branding the stores as Lindt after being purchased.

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2014/07/russell-stover-to-be-bought-for-1-5-billion.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2016/03/08/russell-stover-candies-lindt-profits.html


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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 12:04:50 pm »

FIFY Wink

So is this Utica Square deciding not to renew the lease or the store not renewing? Apparently they may be re-branding the stores as Lindt after being purchased.

With the long-term construction at their doorstep I imagine a number of businesses would be under-performing.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 07:05:33 pm »

You guys will like what's going in there. It will be a similar thing. I can't find if it's been publicly announced so I won't spill the beans until I can confirm it's public.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 08:30:31 pm »

You guys will like what's going in there. It will be a similar thing. I can't find if it's been publicly announced so I won't spill the beans until I can confirm it's public.

Will it be built before or after the things replacing Petty's and Miss Jackson's?
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 08:54:24 pm »

You guys will like what's going in there. It will be a similar thing. I can't find if it's been publicly announced so I won't spill the beans until I can confirm it's public.

You can tell us.  We won't tell anyone.
 
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 10:03:00 pm »

You guys will like what's going in there. It will be a similar thing. I can't find if it's been publicly announced so I won't spill the beans until I can confirm it's public.



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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 10:31:53 pm »

Will it be built before or after the things replacing Petty's and Miss Jackson's?

Don't have a timeline but it's someone who doesn't putz around and is a perfect fit for Utica Square.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 07:20:11 am »

I have no actual knowledge. But based on those hints, I'm guessing Glacier Confection. Would be a good fit. If so, hope its in addition to the downtown spot.
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 07:31:07 am »

I have no actual knowledge. But based on those hints, I'm guessing Glacier Confection. Would be a good fit. If so, hope its in addition to the downtown spot.

Facebook comments have said its Glacier.  I actually like the idea of a local shop being there, but I get the nostalgia of Russel Stover having been there for so long.  It was unlikely to last much longer anyway because RS is being acquired by a Swiss company and has been closing shops like this for a while.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 07:44:18 am »

Glacier is (also?) opening a new location in the building on Archer between Cincinnati at Detroit being rehabbed by the Kaiser Foundation.

"With nine of the 10 retail tenants confirmed, the building will include Strange Donuts, Goods Bodega, Lone Wolf restaurant and bar, Glacier Confection, Holy Mountain Records, Magic City Books, and Made." http://gtrnews.com/greater-tulsa-reporter/14554/east-village-brady-see-new-projects

Does that cut make it more or less likely they're going to Utica Sq? Maybe once you're in the mood to expand you expand a lot. On the other hand, they could already have their hands full opening one new store and don't have time for two.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 09:29:46 am »

http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/retail/russell-stover-location-to-close-at-utica-square/article_a688f3c6-834b-5679-a299-fc94aaaf6dbd.html
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2017, 09:48:55 am »

Glacier is (also?) opening a new location in the building on Archer between Cincinnati at Detroit being rehabbed by the Kaiser Foundation.

"With nine of the 10 retail tenants confirmed, the building will include Strange Donuts, Goods Bodega, Lone Wolf restaurant and bar, Glacier Confection, Holy Mountain Records, Magic City Books, and Made." http://gtrnews.com/greater-tulsa-reporter/14554/east-village-brady-see-new-projects

Does that cut make it more or less likely they're going to Utica Sq? Maybe once you're in the mood to expand you expand a lot. On the other hand, they could already have their hands full opening one new store and don't have time for two.

The two location thing concerned me too. Especially in the same timeframe. "Expanded my own business too fast" is one of the "why do you want to work here" checkboxes on the Taco Bell assistant manager application.
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2017, 10:34:50 am »

Hopefully they are not moving in the Archer building and another cool tenant is. We don't need to have two chocolate shops by the same company one block away from each other.
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2017, 10:49:26 am »

Hopefully they are not moving in the Archer building and another cool tenant is. We don't need to have two chocolate shops by the same company one block away from each other.

That bothered me, too.
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