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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:15 PM
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Adios, Foley's
First Joske's and now this...

http://www.statesman.com/business/content/business/stor...

CINCINNATI The number of Macy's stores nationwide will rise to some 730 while retail shopping names such as Foley's, Filene's, Hecht's and Kaufmann's will disappear next year under plans outlined today by Federated Department Stores Inc. for its pending takeover of May Department Stores Co.

Besides converting some 330 May stores to Macy's, Federated plans to sell off 68 stores where the two companies have duplicate locations, 27 of them currently operated as Macy's, including three stores in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The changes announced Thursday will eliminate all May nameplates except Lord & Taylor and Marshall Field's.

Last week, developers of the Domain shopping center in North Austin said a Foley's planned for the upscale center would open as a Macy's in 2007. Foley's currently has two locations in the Austin area.

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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:16 PM
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1. That happened here to The Bon Marche as well.
I still can't get used to calling that store Macy's. x(
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:29 PM
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4. However...Macy's had a nice 1-day sale while I was up there.
2 really nice shirts for less than $35.

:yoiks:
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:34 PM
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5. They have those all the time.
We used to joke in the mall that they're having a one-day non sale. :D

Did you go to the downtown store? I like that one. :hi:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:44 PM
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6. Yep. We were downtown.
I had dropped my suit off at the Men's Warehouse for a pressing and we had an hour to kill. First we went to Nordstrom's to dream, then we got real. :D
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:19 PM
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2. Wow, they're leaving Marshall Field's alone.
:D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:29 PM
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3. I'm still bitter about Foley's buying the Joske's name down here.
Now they're gone. Retail karma?

If they ended Marshall Field's I'd expect rioting. They're dumb, but not stupid. :D
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 09:42 PM
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7. Bought my first Beatles album at the downtown Joske's right by The
Alamo.
Hell, Foley's bought out Dallas's Sanger Harris stores about fifteen years ago.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:39 PM
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8. And Sanger Harris was my superstore
Now it's Kohl's or much preferably small resale shops. Recyle! and funky.
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 09:30 AM
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11. Go to ReThreads at LBJ and Preston, southwest corner. Best of
the best ever. It's the only place to shop! For us girls and our guys!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 09:05 AM
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9. I thought Dillard's bought Joske's. n/t
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 09:26 AM
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10. Argh!! You're right.
:blush:

:hi:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 10:15 AM
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14. Well, for all we know, Macy's will buy out Dillard's next!
;)

I worked at Dillard's at Hancock Mall when I was a freshman at UT. My first credit card, too. But I hated to see the historic Joske's in downtown San Antonio become a Dillard's. :(
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 11:21 AM
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17. I know, that building isn't the same with any other name on it.
:(
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 09:31 AM
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12. Anyone here remember Titches?
They were right up there with Sangers.
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 10:06 AM
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13. I remember the store.Full name was Titches Goettingers, or something to
that effect. A real Teutonic mouthful;not sure about the last name's spelling.Classy department store. Don't know if they merged or just folded.

Here's another. How about Leonard's in Fort Worth? Whatever happened to them?
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 10:19 AM
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15. I Remember Tiches, Too
I remember Tiches. I thought it was a shame when they were merged into Joske's.

I'm not sure but I think that the Tiches in Tiches were Jewish.

I thought Leonard's got taken over by Dillards, but I'm probably wrong. I do know that the recently-discontinued Tandy Subway in Fort Worth was originally the Leonard's subway. It used rebuilt former Washington, DC streetcars.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-05 07:51 PM
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21. Actually, I think that it was Dillard's that bought Joske's. Pretty sure
Edited on Sun Aug-14-05 08:25 PM by efhmc
that's right. Sanger-Harris became Foley's. Okay, already been there, done that. Sorry.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 10:32 AM
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16. I used to be a big Foley's fan
then I got real with my spending & now buy clothes at Ross or Goodwill. :) I just get a kick out of finding some really good clothes & paying $2-$3....there is no high like buying a 100% cashmere sweater for $1.99.......

btw, the little church next to dillards is still referred to as "st. joske's."

dg
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 11:22 AM
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18. I love that church. They told the Rivercenter Mall people to stuff it!
:thumbsup:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-05 09:51 AM
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19. I miss Yaring's.
I bought SO much stuff there.

FSC
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-05 09:55 AM
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20. I will miss Foley's, but what is really killing me is FILENE'S
and I don't even have a chance to shop there.

I loved Filene's when I lived in Cambridge!!

The very idea of Boston without Filene's Basement!


I shall have to wear black that day.

Surely they would not do away with that venerable institution.


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