Discount retailer leaving metro area

Full story: Toledo Blade 14
Discount retailer Value City Department Stores said yesterday it can't make a go of it in the Toledo area any more and will close its three area stores by the end of March. Full Story
Josi

Toledo, OH

#1 Mar 19, 2008
I cannot believe that this is happening. V City was a great store. They had great prices and I loved it. I always shopped there for all my needs. Just the thought of it no longer being in Toledo hurts. It will truly be missed by many
The Mayor Stinkbiner

Toledo, OH

#2 Mar 21, 2008
We don't need traitors who wants to leave are city because of what, high taxes!!! Please. The Peoples' Republic doesn't need you comrades. We just underemployed Toledoans to a oblivion and tax their asses.
The Mayor Stinkbiner

Toledo, OH

#3 Mar 21, 2008
Vote for me again so I can flower up your city with flowers and a Red Flag comrades.

Since: Mar 08

Guangzhou, China

#4 Mar 21, 2008
that's a bad news.
kellie

Alexandria, VA

#5 Apr 1, 2008
they have already closed 3 in my area that i shopped at. i only know of one more left open, at least it was still open and operating as normal on saturday when i went in.
nick

Covina, CA

#6 Apr 2, 2008
seems to becoming a much more common thing these days. its hard to make a buck. ive ad a buffalo exchange close that i used to goto all the time.

nick
http://www.bucklecity.com

“2expensivee”

Since: Apr 08

Peakhurst, Australia

#7 Apr 4, 2008
yeah this is bad news
Common Sense

Westerville, OH

#8 Apr 5, 2008
This is the trickle down effect of the artificial inflated prices of houses in the last few years.

The greed of banks, mortgage brokers, lenders, title companies, etc. that is now having an effect on buyers and they got there piece of the pie. These buyers "most likely" would not have been able to buy these houses in the first place, which are now being foreclosed, if the criteria were not relaxed in the last several years.

The effect of rising price of oil where the costs are being passed on to the consumer. Everything is going up in price, but consumers wages are stagnant, or if given an increase in wage, ends up at a loss due to the increase in everyday costs.

Schools and gov't agencies MUST realize there is only so much blood that can be squeezed from the residents. We have to live within our means. YOU MUST TOO. Levies after levies are NOT the answer. Raising taxes are not the answer. Controlling costs and making do with what you have is the answer.
Arley

Maumee, OH

#9 Apr 5, 2008
Value City had great prices, but the stores were not pleasant shopping experiences. McDonalds spends millions to open a new hamburger stand, then puts out their $.99 hamburger sign. Customers have been spoiled by inviting surroundings in their stores. Value city missed the point and thus couldn't keep enough business coming thru the doors.
That leaves an opening for a talented retailer to put in another discount store with an attractive atmosphere. The business is here... they just didn't know how to get it.
jerry

Toledo, OH

#10 Aug 13, 2008
Common Sense wrote:
This is the trickle down effect of the artificial inflated prices of houses in the last few years.
The greed of banks, mortgage brokers, lenders, title companies, etc. that is now having an effect on buyers and they got there piece of the pie. These buyers "most likely" would not have been able to buy these houses in the first place, which are now being foreclosed, if the criteria were not relaxed in the last several years.
The effect of rising price of oil where the costs are being passed on to the consumer. Everything is going up in price, but consumers wages are stagnant, or if given an increase in wage, ends up at a loss due to the increase in everyday costs.
Schools and gov't agencies MUST realize there is only so much blood that can be squeezed from the residents. We have to live within our means. YOU MUST TOO. Levies after levies are NOT the answer. Raising taxes are not the answer. Controlling costs and making do with what you have is the answer.
what the hell are you talking about?? how does that have anything to do with value city?
David Bates

Louisville, KY

#11 Mar 18, 2009
See ya'. Wouldn't want to be ya'!
No more

Sylvania, OH

#12 Mar 18, 2009
They didnt get the buyout moneys? That place was dirty anyway. Even poor people like me and my cousins Shakinika and Rayray dont want no filfth like that. They be nasty. We go to the walmart anyway now.
David Bates

Louisville, KY

#13 Apr 6, 2009
2expensivee wrote:
yeah this is bad news
Just how is the closing of a half-assed retailer bad news??? VC has been a retail toilet bowl for years and it has only gotten worse since RVI paid for someone to take it off their hands.
David Bates

Louisville, KY

#14 Apr 6, 2009
No more wrote:
They didnt get the buyout moneys? That place was dirty anyway. Even poor people like me and my cousins Shakinika and Rayray dont want no filfth like that. They be nasty. We go to the walmart anyway now.
ROFLMAO!

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