The very last store in Iowa is closing...
Although (and I know this is going to sound mean), I can't say that I'm surprised or disappointed that the Davenport IA store ended up on the Remaining Stores list. The store has been a very poor example of the Disney Magic the past two years and the mall has a history of very high lease rates.
The original list was preliminary only - submitted for the initial bankruptcy filing. As the proceedings progressed, the parameters would have obviously changed. One important factor not accounted for on the initial list was most likely the mall owner's willingness to renegotiate a favorable lease with Disney. Stores affected by the initial wave of closings (more will likely some as time goes on) have all been notified. Best way to know the fate of your local TDS is to give them a call and ask.
This second list was posted on another message board by a real estate developer. She was sent the list of stores closing as their leased space would be available in case she had any customers interested in buying out the lease.
Last edited by GalPal; 05-02-2008 at 10:37 PM.
The best thing to do is just call the stores and ask. I'm pretty sure they all know by now. The signage for the inventory clearance sale has been sent out - as well as "wind down" instructions. Most expect to be through their inventory in four to six weeks.
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My wife is bummed big time as the one NJ store closing is one of the 3 that are convenient, the original list she saw had another NJ locale getting bumped too.
Guess the only way confirmation will ever be known is the day you show up and the lights are off.
****Connecticut Disney Store Update****
All CT stores except Westfarms Mall (West Hartford) are closing.
Waterford (closest one to me) has about 6 weeks left.
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Plus, where am I gonna go on my breaks at work, now?? The next closest one is Syracuse, so looks like I'm gonna have to do all my Disney shopping online now
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