Linens 'n Things to close Chico store

Linens 'n Things to close Chico store

There are 28 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Aug 20, 2008, titled Linens 'n Things to close Chico store. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Chico's Linens 'n Things on Forest Avenue will be among the 57 stores the New Jersey-based corporation plans on closing.

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juanita

Chico, CA

#1 Aug 20, 2008
Mervyns is also having problems, but no story.

I find it hilarious that there is no reference to last week's economic development meeting in this story. This city's mule-headed insistence on relying solely on sales taxes to get us out of the current deficit is unbelievable.

Oh, did I say "mule-headed"? I've known some mules, and that was definitely uncalled for. Sorry mules.
Laurie

Rancho Cordova, CA

#2 Aug 20, 2008
Shoe Pavilion is closing it's doors after less than a year.......
Iriitated

Chico, CA

#3 Aug 20, 2008
Laurie wrote:
Shoe Pavilion is closing it's doors after less than a year.......
where is shoe pavilion?
Laurie

Rancho Cordova, CA

#4 Aug 20, 2008
In the same building as Kohls.

Since: Apr 08

Chico

#5 Aug 20, 2008
It was ridiculous to bring in all this chain store retail garbage. They have no attachment to the community and pull out as soon as sales fall. Chico needs to put a halt to growth until we've added 5000 jobs that pay $50,000+.
Mary

Chico, CA

#6 Aug 20, 2008
I'm sorry to see that store close. I frequently shopped their kitchen accessories section. I will say that the male manager who works there has poor customer service skills. I wonder if that had an effect on their sales?
chet ubetcha

Chico, CA

#7 Aug 20, 2008
ChicoLibertarian wrote:
Chico needs to put a halt to growth until we've added 5000 jobs that pay $50,000+.
where are the jobs suppose to come from? how about retail stores! just an idea cause $50,000+ a year jobs just fall out of the sky or someones &^% everyday.

Shoe Pavilion never had any decent shoes.
Voter

Chico, CA

#8 Aug 20, 2008
juanita wrote:
Mervyns is also having problems, but no story.
I find it hilarious that there is no reference to last week's economic development meeting in this story. This city's mule-headed insistence on relying solely on sales taxes to get us out of the current deficit is unbelievable.
Oh, did I say "mule-headed"? I've known some mules, and that was definitely uncalled for. Sorry mules.
I don't believe it was "this City" that created the reliance of City's on sales tax. Dan Walter's recent piece tracing the state budget history would be a great primer for you, Juanita. Jarvis/Gann created this completely wacked out revenue system in California. The City has no choice, because of state decisions....some of them made by voters.
Iriitated

Chico, CA

#9 Aug 21, 2008
Mary wrote:
I frequently shopped their kitchen accessories section.
try ross or tjmaxx for kitchen accessories. they get a lot of kitchen aid, cuisinart and other fine name brand items, at a much lower price than a linen n things would be able to offer. plus items from these stores are overstocks and things from big chains like linens who go out of business.
and there you have it

United States

#10 Aug 21, 2008
chet ubetcha wrote:
<quoted text>
where are the jobs suppose to come from? how about retail stores! just an idea cause $50,000+ a year jobs just fall out of the sky or someones &^% everyday.
Shoe Pavilion never had any decent shoes.
That's Chico in a nutshell. Plenty of local owners who make hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars a year, while the working class questions why they deserve anything less than minimum wage. SAD.
Why doesn't Chico encourage a biotech, a software firm, a fotune 500 home office to come to Chico??? That's how other cities do it. Why not us? nah, what am I thinking. there are plenty of waiter jobs for everyone.

Since: Apr 08

Chico

#11 Aug 22, 2008
and there you have it wrote:
<quoted text>
That's Chico in a nutshell. Plenty of local owners who make hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars a year, while the working class questions why they deserve anything less than minimum wage. SAD.
Why doesn't Chico encourage a biotech, a software firm, a fotune 500 home office to come to Chico??? That's how other cities do it. Why not us? nah, what am I thinking. there are plenty of waiter jobs for everyone.</quoted text>
You nailed it right there. Both of your points are spot on, which is nice to read on this board.
toothless

Menlo Park, CA

#12 Aug 22, 2008
Chico is nuttin but a bigger Oroville. Move to the city if you want to join a rat race.
juanita sumner

United States

#13 Aug 24, 2008
Voter wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe it was "this City" that created the reliance of City's on sales tax. Dan Walter's recent piece tracing the state budget history would be a great primer for you, Juanita. Jarvis/Gann created this completely wacked out revenue system in California. The City has no choice, because of state decisions....some of them made by voters.
I don't know what you're talking about. I just attended a meeting of the economic development committee, listened to a report that said we need to lower developer fees for retail so we can get more retail in town. That's the city, making decisions that have ruined our economy locally.

It has nothing to do with Jarvis/Gann. It does have to do with property taxes - they bottomed out the housing market with too much development, and now housing prices are falling, and taking prop tax revenues with them. So they are jumping on sales tax as a solution instead of trying to bring better salaried jobs in here (like some manufacturing for all the empty warehouse space reported in the General Plan update).

Without prop 13, those of us longtime Chico residents would be assessed at the insane prices produced by the developer binge. I say, thank God for Jarvis/Gann.
Vern

AOL

#14 Aug 24, 2008
Here is some more news.
My wife went to McMahones Furniture (forgive the spelling) on Cohaset to by a dining room set for our sons new apartment and we were told that it was not available and they could not order another because the stores were all going out of business. Looks like another chain lost to Wal Mart. And as there you have it wrote ... I agree with you 200% We need bigger corporations that pay living wages or all the stores will soon disappear.
HENRY

United States

#15 Aug 24, 2008
Vern wrote:
Here is some more news.
My wife went to McMahones Furniture (forgive the spelling) on Cohaset to by a dining room set for our sons new apartment and we were told that it was not available and they could not order another because the stores were all going out of business. Looks like another chain lost to Wal Mart. And as there you have it wrote ... I agree with you 200% We need bigger corporations that pay living wages or all the stores will soon disappear.
Head over to Ashley furniture Vern, before they go out of business next.
juanita sumner

United States

#16 Aug 26, 2008
Vern wrote:
Here is some more news.
My wife went to McMahones Furniture (forgive the spelling) on Cohaset to by a dining room set for our sons new apartment and we were told that it was not available and they could not order another because the stores were all going out of business. Looks like another chain lost to Wal Mart. And as there you have it wrote ... I agree with you 200% We need bigger corporations that pay living wages or all the stores will soon disappear.
They are so stubborn on this retail/sales tax emphasis. Maybe that will change with the upcoming election.

Right now, for some reason, staff is just deadset on retail and council just follows along. They don't even talk about jobs at those economic development meetings, just sales tax revenues (to pay city salaries, which basically constitute our deficit). Chico Chamber CEO Jim Goodwin said that locally owned businesses do not provide sales tax revenues to compare with national retailers. Then, last night at that disc golf meeting, Matt Smith from Sports Ltd stood up and talked about his sales tax revenues -$11,000 dollars a year, just from frisbee sales.

And Matt provides jobs - we've had tenants and friends who've worked for him and earned livable wages.

Sports Ltd is just one example of a successful local retailer/small business - why are they so set on getting a GAP Downtown?

We need to make this an election point and really demand straight answers from both the incumbents and the new candidates. It's ridiculous that these people call themselves our city leaders and never talk about the economy seriously.
toothless

United States

#17 Aug 29, 2008
how bout another buger hut
PopsCG

United States

#18 Aug 29, 2008
A fundamental question regarding sales tax is where are the people going to get the money to buy all this retail merchandise and service unless there are more good private industry jobs in the area? Taxes paid by people who have government jobs are like having a blood transfusion from one arm to the other and losing most of the blood in the process. Private jobs from either local employers or national corporations are the only source of new revenue into the city or county.
brad

Oroville, CA

#19 Aug 29, 2008
PopsCG wrote:
A fundamental question regarding sales tax is where are the people going to get the money to buy all this retail merchandise and service unless there are more good private industry jobs in the area? Taxes paid by people who have government jobs are like having a blood transfusion from one arm to the other and losing most of the blood in the process. Private jobs from either local employers or national corporations are the only source of new revenue into the city or county.
How do you propose that Chico gets these manufacturing jobs?
steal em

United States

#20 Aug 29, 2008
Why not take them from Oroville. Oroville is just going downhill and Chico can take these jobs and make them work in busy Chico. Oroville is a dive going downhill on a daily basis.

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