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Filed under: Retail Apocalypse

The closing of Macy’s downtown

It might be hard to parse, but there’s a man carrying Macy’s “Everything Now 40% Off” sign. Macy’s is closing our downtown department store in the shadow of their headquarters just a few blocks north. I feel like it’s a missed opportunity. It’s a lovely location in the heart of a city that continues to reinvent […]

Coco and the retail apocalypse

I really thought the theater would be a bit busier on evening of Thanksgiving, but maybe that’s a Christmas thing. The retail area outside was strangely (but wonderfully) devoid of humans. I do worry about the retail apocalypse, though I’m not sure why. I’m all for efficiency, so if we replace these structures with gardens […]

Amazon@Cincinnati

So here’s how it works: If an item you want is eligible on Amazon, they’ll let you know if it’s available for same day pickup at their new location in Cincinnati (Clifton Heights to be exact). Once it arrives you get a message, click the link, a locker with your item opens. That’s pretty neat, […]