I MISS-SPAKE GREER

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  1. BIGBARNEYCARS

    BIGBARNEYCARS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yesterday, On my Scarlet New Yorker babble I told you that the show you stumbled on to in Wilmington was the monthly Cars & Coffee get together. This monthly gathering DID take place Saturday March 2nd but I believe the show you found was (I think?) the Cape Fear chapter of AACA Annual Show at the Mayfair Town Center on Military Cutoff rd. Sorry 'Bout That Pal.. My confusion came from the AACA being "outsted" from their normal venue where it's been held for years at the Independence Mall parking lot on Oleander dr. Since the Sears Store folded last fall in that mall location the new location for the AACA Spring Show haz been up in the air, My Bad. Jer
     
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    Since the Sears folded up, you'd think they'd have more parking spaces available for folks to loiter around!
     
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    You'd think so but maybe not. Rumor haz it that the mall owners have sold that section of the mall along with the land it sets on to a developer that haz plans to remove that part of the Mall from the face of the earth and build condos and rental property along with extra parking where that store sits on that end of the mall. Cape Fear AACA was politely ask to re-locate their Spring Show apparently because only the new owner knowz when the tare down will start? Stay tuned, Jer
     
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    By observation, over the years, shopping malls and car clubs have been somewhat at odds for the use of the mall parking lots. Sometimes welcoming, somethings otherwise.

    As BIG as Sears used to be, it's a shame it got to its current state of affairs. Probably inattention to products/pricing and a certain amount of corporate greed (at the highest levels)? Sears was the "everything store" icon, as Montgomery Ward was in some areas, too. Sears was the upscale "budget minded" store. Lots of smaller local catalog stores, too. Always an anticipated treat to go to the catalog store to pickup your order.

    Iconic Macy's had a dose of those things, too. They wanted to be BIG, coast to coast, so they bought up many regional chains, as the May Company (which had already done some regional combination purchased years prior). Rather than keep "what worked" in the regions, they brought in their store brands (many made in China, which their "red star" logo reminded me of), so product choices deteriorated in so many formerly-successful places. Someone "in charge" obviously had grandiose visions of universal acceptance of Macy's, which didn't happen in real life, by observation. I was a consistent Sanger-Harris, then Foleys (operating units of the May Company) customer. The changes in product lines and such made by Macy's sent me elsewhere. Obviously, many other former Foley's customers, too! Efforts to regain things seemed to fail or fall on deaf ears. Just going back to what Foleys (and others) used to have would have been better than closing stores, but some corporate executives (who make the massive salaries, who are supposed to "know something" and "fix" things, then left for other places to ply their trade) don't seem to understand these things. No wonder people migrate to Amazon!

    Oh well, life goes on . . . one way or another.

    CBOdy67
     
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    Sears closed their doors here in Canada.
    The local hangouts for old cars around here is Canadian Tire or A&W hamburger joints.
     
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    Agh yes that was it - the Cape Fear show. I remember seeing those words on a sign. It had a good turn out. I also remember seeing a white '62 Chrysler Convertible. The moment I saw it I thought of you and thought you'd be interested to see it. I may start showing up to the Cars & Coffee now that I'm in Sneads Ferry and a bit closer to Wilmo.