Sunday, January 14, 2018

hhgregg's short New Orleans area expansion

hhgregg had a short lived stay in Louisiana. The stores opened in the Fall of 2012 and closed in the Spring of 2017 as part of the first round of bankruptcy closings. The rapid expansion of hhgregg after the Circuit City bankruptcy ultimately helped hhgregg into their own bankruptcy. hhgregg was liquidated shortly after the closing sales began on the first round of mass store closings.  

401 Manhattan Blvd. Harvey La. (Former Circuit City)

8851 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie La. (Portion of a former Walmart)

Not pictured 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. #660 Baton Rouge La (Mall of Louisiana)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Goodbye Sears Oakwood Center Mall Gretna Louisiana March 2017

Another Sears store on the chopping block in 2017. This store opened on April 13, 1966 and was the last original anchor still open. The store closed on March 26, 2017 along with the Kmart in Lufkin and over 100 more locations. The closing of this store leaves only one full size Sears store in the New Orleans area at Clearview Mall in Metairie. 

Signs all the way across the store, here we start in the hardware and lawn and garden areas.

Now we go to the second floor appliance department.

The very small amount of electronics left.

Home décor and bedding on the 2nd floor.

Lots of empty space on the second floor at this point in the sale.

Now we head back to the first floor.

The West exit to the mall. There was also a South exit to the mall.

The South entrance to the Sears store.

Back inside of the store we head through the clothing department.

Lots of fixtures still left at this point in the sale.

From the back of the store to the South entrance to the mall.

The closed off garden center entrance.

A few more shots of the tool/lawn and garden areas.

RIP Sears Oakwood.