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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.

Susan February 02, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Loganville also has a Game Stop (I cannot eat at the Moe's in front of Wal-Mart without my 12-year-old son begging to go next door to Game Stop). But if that location closes, the whole franchise is doomed because they are always busy. Sears closing stores is no surprise. They shot themselves in the foot when they stopped producing their catalog (they should have done a little research into demographics and produced a lower number and targeted them to older customers; there are plenty of longtime Sears customers who do not use the Internet who still would have purchased from the catalog). But that's neither here nor there really because Sears' service has gotten so bad they're practically begging customers to shop elsewhere. I would be sad to see Office Depot and Office Max close. I do not like Staples, the only alternative I know of. Locally, I think Office Depot does better business than Office Max, based on the number of customers in the stores when I've shopped there.
Sharon Swanepoel February 02, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Ahh, thanks Susan. I will add it.
Brenda Lee February 02, 2013 at 01:21 PM
I passed by the old Best Buy yesterday and wondered what was going on. It is good to see activity there.
Stephanie McCarty February 02, 2013 at 01:25 PM
I will be very unhappy to see OfficeMax go. Just ran there yesterday for printer ink and spent close to $200 stocking up. That store has really been a great time and gas saver. Hope its not on the list.
Stephanie McCarty February 02, 2013 at 01:27 PM
P.S. TJMaxx in Loganville...yea! I promise to be a big supporter.
Rona Gibbs Watts February 02, 2013 at 02:31 PM
I hope they spare Office Max in Loganville. It's been a great having a place to do our office shopping, pick up printer ink and as a Fed X drop-off. No one else has the selection of Ink in our area. Walmart has gotten slack on it. TJMaxx, I will aso be a big supporter.
Tammy Osier February 02, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Stephanie- darn! I just paid off my card! It will be hard to stay out of the store, but nice to have it close by.
Crystal Huskey (Editor) February 02, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Makes sense. All of these have major competition from Amazon! And with so much business being done online, people just don't spend as much on office products as they used to. I know I, along with most of my close friends, purchase just about everything from Amazon, from books to music to curtains.
10DogMom February 02, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Would love to have a Trader Joe's or some type of true healthy whole foods store.
Crystal Huskey (Editor) February 02, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Meee too.
Crystal Huskey (Editor) 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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